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

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

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

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I. INQUIRY AS A MEETING OF MINDS 1. Asking Questions in Readingand Writing Understanding the Inquiry Process College Communities Collaborative Learning The Aims of Academic Inquiry Inquiry and Controversy Practicing Inquiry Apocalypse Now Discussion Asking Good Questions Brooke Graber Fort, "Takaki Speaks on Multicultural Requirement" (student writing) Practicing Inquiry Online Readingto 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 Invitations Developing a Writing Project 2. Readingand Writing Strategically Understanding Rhetoric Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation Developing Rhetorical Strategies Reading 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 Gender Writing Invitations Developing a Writing Project II. CRITICAL INQUIRY 3. Summarizing and Responding Readingas Inquiry Readingto 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 editor Writing a Response Essay: Conversing with the Writer Chris Timmerman, "Reviving Respect for the Voter," (student writing) "Legislating Language" (newspaper editorial) Writing Invitations Developing a Writing Project 4. Analyzing Analysis 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 Appeal Writing a Rhetorical Analysis Annie Dillard, "Stalking Muskrats" Rhetorical Analysis Essay (student writing) Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 5. Interpreting Words and Images Interpretation as Inquiry Interpreting Visual Images Reading Images for Purpose and Content Reading Images for Rhetorical Strategies Interpreting 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 Invitations Developing a Writing Project III. EXPANDING THE INQUIRY 6. Researching Questions Research as Inquiry Research and the College Curriculum Identifying Research Questions Reading for Research Questions Discovering Questions through Discourse Conducting Research Basics of Online Searching Searching Systematically Identifying Library Sources Identifying Internet Sources Evaluating Sources Evaluating Print Sources Evaluating Web Sites Creating a Bibliography Documenting Sources The Elements of MLA Internal Citation Creating an MLA Works Cited List The Elements of APA Internal Citation Creating an APA Works Cited List Writing the Research Proposal Research Proposal, APA Documentation (student writing) Research Proposal, MLA Documentation (student writing) Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 7. Synthesizing the Perspectives of Others Synthesis as Inquiry Reading and Writing to Synthesize Planning 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 Sense Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 8. Taking a Position: The Academic Argument Argument and the Rhetorical Triangle Argument and Your Stance Developing 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 Reason Testing Your Thesis Statement Discuss Your Thesis with Others Interested in the Issue Supporting Your Thesis Statement Support Your Thesis with Reasoning Support Your Argument with Evidence Using 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 Contexts Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 9. Evaluating Media Evaluation 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 Conclusions Writing Reviews Sample Film Reviews Napoleon Dynamite Writing Book Critiques Book Critique (student writing) Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project IV. DESIGNING AND REFINING YOUR WRITING 10. Designing Documents Designing Documents with Your Purpose in Mind Designing Documents for a Purpose and Audience Designing Documents for Readability and Clarity Design 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 Concerns Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 11. Revising Revising with Your Purpose in Mind Reader Expectations Evaluating Writing with Criteria Revising Attitudes Revising 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 Plan Revising for Unity and Form Strategies for Selecting and Arranging Ideas Strategies for Creating Coherence Revising for Voice and Tone Revising Paragraphs, Sentences, and Words Strategies for Creating Cohesion Using Paragraphs and Sentences as Rhetorical Strategies Revised Argument Essay, MLA Documentation Style (student writing) Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project 12. Editing Editing with Your Purpose in Mind Sentence Sense Using Your Sentence Sense to Read for Correctness Parts of a Sentence Grammar Modifiers Prepositions Pronouns Verbs Syntax Problems with Syntax Punctuation Apostrophes Colons Commas Problems with Commas Dashes Semicolons Diction Spelling Errors Wrong Word Unnecessary Words Editing Editing Sentences for Clarity of Meaning Editing Sentences for Readability Editing Sentences for Conciseness Common Editing Symbols Writing Invitations Developing the Writing Project V. READINGS ON ISSUES Casebook 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., Advertisement Casebook 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 Credits Index

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  • publication date: 28/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780321409133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9780321409133
  • weight: 853
  • ISBN10: 0321409132
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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