Writing for the Academic Disciplines: A Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook

Paperback | January 9, 2015

bySally Hayward

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Combining a rhetoric, a reader, and a handbook, this three-in-one volume explores the conventions and forms of academic writing common throughout the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. By progressing through the engaging lessons, readings, and exercises, students will build theskills they need to write with confidence in their chosen discipline.

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Combining a rhetoric, a reader, and a handbook, this three-in-one volume explores the conventions and forms of academic writing common throughout the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. By progressing through the engaging lessons, readings, and exercises, students will build theskills they need to write with confidence i...

Sally Hayward received her PhD in 2006 from the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She has served as an instructor in the Academic Writing Program at the University of Lethbridge. Sally's research interests focus on composition, genre theory, and the rhetorical and narrative construction of disability...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.87 inPublished:January 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199002371

ISBN - 13:9780199002375

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Table of Contents

From the PublisherPrefaceAcknowledgementsPart One: Genre: Why It Is Important and How to Use It1. Genre: "Real-World" and Academic Contexts2. Academic Writing as a Genre3. Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences4. Writing for the SciencesPart Two: The Rhetoric5. Academic Reading6. Summary Writing7. Academic Analysis8. Academic Persuasion9. Drafting and Revision10. Research Writing11. Documentation StylePart Three: The ReaderIntroductionLanguage and CommunicationDavid Bartholomae: - Writing with Teachers: A Conversation with Peter ElbowWayne C. Booth: - The Rhetorical StanceDonald M. Murray: - The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own ManuscriptWilliam Zinsser: - SimplicityCatherine F. Schryer: - The Lab vs. the Clinic: Sites of Competing GenresAnimal RightsCarl Cohen: - The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical ResearchTom Regan: - The Case for Animal RightsIdentity and DifferenceRosemarie Garland-Thomson: - Shape Structures Story: Fresh and Fieisty Stories about DisabilityRaymond Carver: - CathedralAlice Munro: - VoicesSusan Musgrave: - Arctic PoppiesIndigenous IssuesSherman Alexie: - How to Write the Great American Indian NovelDrew Hayden Taylor: - Cry Me a River, White BoyRichard Wagamese: - Returning to HarmonyJoe Sheridan: - The Silence before Drowning in Alphabet SoupAdvances in Scientific ThoughtWerner Heisenberg: - What is an Elementary ParticleJ.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick: - Molecular Structure of Nucleic AcidsDemocratic RuleCarl L. Becker: - Modern DemocracyE.B. White: - DemocracyPart Four: The Handbook12. Grammar13. StyleAppendix A: Exercise Answer KeyAppendix B: Peer Review GuidelinesGlossaryWorks CitedIndexONLINE CHAPTER: Business and Technical Writing

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"This text covers writing techniques across disciplines and appeals to writers/students who are associated with a variety of subjects and professions." --Marissa Reaume, University of Windsor