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A Meeting of Minds: Strategies for Academic Inquiry and Writing (2nd edition)

A Meeting of Minds: Strategies for Academic Inquiry and Writing (2nd edition)

By: Ann Dobyns (author), Patsy Callaghan (author)Paperback

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This progressive rhetoric provides strategies for inquiry-driven reading and research as well as source-based, academic writing and argument.


I. INQUIRY AS A MEETING OF MINDS1. Asking Questions in Readingand WritingUnderstanding the Inquiry Process College Communities Collaborative Learning The Aims of Academic Inquiry Inquiry and ControversyPracticing Inquiry Apocalypse Now Discussion Asking Good Questions Brooke Graber Fort, "Takaki Speaks on Multicultural Requirement" (student writing) Practicing Inquiry OnlineReadingto Inquire Reading for Questions Richard Rose, "Evaluating Election Turnout" Jack G. Shaheen, "The Media's Image of Arabs"Writing to Inquire Writing to Learn: The Inquiry Paper Writing Process Strategies Jaime Gleason, "'Fixed' Reputation" (student writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping a Writing Project2. Readingand Writing StrategicallyUnderstanding Rhetoric Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation Developing Rhetorical StrategiesReading Strategically Deborah Tannen, from "Can't We Talk?" Robin Turner, from "'Male Logic' and 'Women's Intuition'"Writing Strategically Writing with a Purpose Writing in a Context "A Part of Who I Am" (student writing)Personal, Public, and Academic Writing Situations Personal Writing Public Writing Academic Writing The Interdependence of the Personal, Public, and Academic Anne Hallum, "Seeing the Forest FOR the Trees" Allan J. Lichtman, "Report on the Racial Impact of the Reception of Ballots Cast in the 2000 Presidential Election in the State of Florida" Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Introduction to Chaucer and the Fictions of GenderWriting InvitationsDeveloping a Writing ProjectII. CRITICAL INQUIRY3. Summarizing and RespondingReadingas InquiryReadingto Understand Eileen Parks, "Who Cares about the Youth Vote?"Writing a Summary: Listening to the Writer Student Samples: Summaries Ellen Goodman, "Reviving the Habit of Voting,"Readingto Respond Guy Wright, "U.S. English"Reading for the Writer's Assumptions Readings: letters to the editorWriting a Response Essay: Conversing with the Writer Chris Timmerman, "Reviving Respect for the Voter," (student writing) "Legislating Language" (newspaper editorial)Writing InvitationsDeveloping a Writing Project4. AnalyzingAnalysis as Inquiry The Choices Writers Make The Writer's Question The Writer's Purpose Rhetorical Context Rhetorical Appeals Rhetorical Analysis of an Advertisement (student writing)Elements of Rhetorical Analysis Diction and Appeal Syntax and Appeal Examples and Appeal Structure and Appeal Persona and AppealWriting a Rhetorical Analysis Annie Dillard, "Stalking Muskrats" Rhetorical Analysis Essay (student writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project5. Interpreting Words and ImagesInterpretation as InquiryInterpreting Visual Images Reading Images for Purpose and Content Reading Images for Rhetorical StrategiesInterpreting Literature Literary Inquiry *Elizabeth Bishop, "Filling Station" Reading Literature for Purpose and Situation *Jeremy Cronin, "A Person is a Person Because of Other People" Reading Literary Strategies *Stephen Crane, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky"Writing to Interpret *Jason M. Wallin, "Conservatism in Stephen Crane's `A Bride Comes to Yellow Sky'" (Student Writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping a Writing ProjectIII. EXPANDING THE INQUIRY6. Researching QuestionsResearch as Inquiry Research and the College CurriculumIdentifying Research Questions Reading for Research Questions Discovering Questions through DiscourseConducting Research Basics of Online Searching Searching Systematically Identifying Library Sources Identifying Internet SourcesEvaluating Sources Evaluating Print Sources Evaluating Web Sites Creating a BibliographyDocumenting Sources The Elements of MLA Internal Citation Creating an MLA Works Cited List The Elements of APA Internal Citation Creating an APA Works Cited ListWriting the Research Proposal Research Proposal, APA Documentation (student writing) Research Proposal, MLA Documentation (student writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project7. Synthesizing the Perspectives of OthersSynthesis as Inquiry Reading and Writing to SynthesizePlanning and Writing a Synthesis Find a Question Read Attentively and Take Notes Reading Notes from Casebook 3: "Why Vote?" (student writing) Form and Sequence Answers to Your Question Identify Your Thesis Statement Use Reader Cues for Coherence Integrate Ideas: Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation Synthesis, MLA Documentation Style (student writing) Summarizing in an Essay Paraphrasing in an Essay Quoting in an Essay Avoid Plagiarism: Cite Your Sources Read for SenseWriting InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project8. Taking a Position: The Academic ArgumentArgument and the Rhetorical Triangle Argument and Your StanceDeveloping a Thesis Statement Begin with Good Questions Analyze Your Question "Gridlock" (student writing) Write Your Answer as a Thesis Statement Identify the Assumption behind Your ReasonTesting Your Thesis Statement Discuss Your Thesis with Others Interested in the IssueSupporting Your Thesis Statement Support Your Thesis with Reasoning Support Your Argument with EvidenceUsing Data as Evidence Understanding the Presentation of Data Using Data Responsibly Draft of an Argument Essay, MLA Documentation Style (student writing)Constructing Your Argument Essay Acknowledge Honestly the Value of Alternate Positions Shape Your Argument to Support Your Position as the Best Alternative Notebook Entries (student writing) Read and Revise for Coherence Academic Argument, APA Documentation Style Peter Briggs, "Educational Vouchers: The Solution to the Problems in Public Education?" (student writing) Arguing in Other ContextsWriting InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project9. Evaluating MediaEvaluation as Inquiry Identifying Criteria Reading Media Reviews John G. Nettles, "Watch It or Else" *Steven Isaac, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"Reading Book Critiques Analyzing Evaluations Richard Bernstein, "The Immigration Wave: A Plea to Hold it Back"Writing Evaluations Finding Questions Identifying Your Criteria Identifying Your Purpose and Position Developing Your Position with Reasons and Evidence Drawing ConclusionsWriting Reviews Sample Film Reviews Napoleon DynamiteWriting Book Critiques Book Critique (student writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping the Writing ProjectIV. DESIGNING AND REFINING YOUR WRITING10. Designing DocumentsDesigning Documents with Your Purpose in Mind Designing Documents for a Purpose and Audience Designing Documents for Readability and ClarityDesign Conventions for Print Documents Designing Papers for College Designing a Business Letter Business Letter (student writing:) Designing a Resume Guidelines for Business Letters Resume (student writing) Designing a Brochure Brochure (student writing)Design Conventions for the Web The Changing Roles of Reader, Writer, and Subject Designing for the Web Purpose and Audience ConcernsWriting InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project11. RevisingRevising with Your Purpose in Mind Reader Expectations Evaluating Writing with Criteria Revising AttitudesRevising for Compelling Ideas "What I Really Mean Is..." Speak It/Tape It The Descriptive Outline Draft of an Argument Essay (student writing) Example Descriptive Outline Example Revision PlanRevising for Unity and Form Strategies for Selecting and Arranging Ideas Strategies for Creating CoherenceRevising for Voice and ToneRevising Paragraphs, Sentences, and Words Strategies for Creating Cohesion Using Paragraphs and Sentences as Rhetorical Strategies Revised Argument Essay, MLA Documentation Style (student writing)Writing InvitationsDeveloping the Writing Project12. EditingEditing with Your Purpose in MindSentence Sense Using Your Sentence Sense to Read for Correctness Parts of a SentenceGrammar Modifiers Prepositions Pronouns Verbs Syntax Problems with SyntaxPunctuation Apostrophes Colons Commas Problems with Commas Dashes SemicolonsDiction Spelling Errors Wrong Word Unnecessary WordsEditing Editing Sentences for Clarity of Meaning Editing Sentences for Readability Editing Sentences for Conciseness Common Editing SymbolsWriting InvitationsDeveloping the Writing ProjectV. READINGS ON ISSUESCasebook 1. Can We Talk? Deborah Tannen, "Can't We Talk?" Robin Turner, "'Male Logic' and `Women's Intuition'" Sondra Thiederman, "He Said, She Said: Differences to Be Admired" Eugene R. August, "Real Men Don't: Anti-Male Bias in English" Lisa J. King, "Gender Issues in Online Communities"Casebook 2. Should We Have a National Language? Richard Rodriguez, "Public and Private Language" Senator S. I. Hayakawa, "The Case for Official English" Susan Headden, et al, "One Nation, One Language? Only English Spoken Here" Robert D. King, "Should English Be the Law?" U. S. English, Inc., AdvertisementCasebook 3. Why Vote? The Declaration of Independence Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream" Susan B. Anthony, "Women's Right to Vote" Linda Feldmann, "Why the Poll Booths of America Are Empty" Taipanonline, "Why People Don't Vote" Richard Rose, "Evaluating Election Turnout" Interview with David Pryor, "One Expert's Opinion on Election 2000" George Will, "The Framers' Electoral Wisdom" Rob Richie and Steven Hill, "Why You Should Vote" Emily B. Compton, "Why You Should Vote" (student writing)Casebook 4. Are We Getting Warmer? *U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Uncertainties" *Eric Goldscheider, "Never Mind the Weather?" *Richard Muller, "Global Warming Bombshell" *Erik Kancler, "The Man Behind the Hockey Stick": Interview with Michael Mann *James Hansen, "The Global Warming Debate" *Patrick Michaels, "Global Warming and Hurricanes: Still No Connection"Casebook 5. Are We Too Plugged In? *Andrew Freeman, "The Electronic Addiction" *Liz Williams, Ethan Kolek, Meg Kluge, "Is Being 'Plugged In' Changing Campus Life?" *Stephen Collinson, "Media Overload" *Andrew Sullivan, "Society is Dead, We Have Retreated into the iWorld" *Sherry Turkle, "Virtuality and Its Discontents: Searching for Community in Cyberspace"Appendix. A Guide to Documentation Introduction MLA Documentation Preparing the Works Cited List in MLA Style Sample MLA Paper APA Documentation Preparing the List of References in APA Style Sample APA Paper CreditsIndex

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  • ISBN10: 0321409132
  • edition: 2nd edition

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