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This unique interdisciplinary text and reader introduces students to the multiple genres of academic writing across the curriculum. Academic Writing is the first text to offer a discussion of academic genres and writing-to-learn and learning-to-write in college; an explanation of genre practices and conventions across the disciplines; annotated examples of student papers across the disciplines written in response to actual college assignments; instruction in research, writing from sources, and documentation; and thematic clusters of professional readings as engaging examples of published academic writing. Academic Writing will prepare students in all academic disciplines to succeed in today?s challenging world of writing-both in the classroom and in the workplace beyond.
Preface to Instructors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. I. ACADEMIC WRITING: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS. 1. Exploring Genre: A College Writers Tools for Organizing Knowledge. Genre: Its More than the Form or Structure of a Paper.The Case of Casey and the Writing Demands of a Five-Course Load.How Casey Will Produce Different Genres for Different Rhetorical Situations.Caseys Genres and Their Influence on Her as a Writer.Danas Dilemma: Genre Decisions Usually Must Be Made by Writers Themselves.2. Writing-to-Learn and Learning-to-Write Through the College Years. Writing Within College.Writing Surrounds Us.Differences Between College and High School Writing.Developing a Colleges Writers Voice.Readings Role in Writing.The Activity of Reading: An Act of Composing.The Activity of Writing: A Multi-faceted Challenge.The Activity of Writing: Specific Actions.Looking Ahead.II.ACADEMIC WRITING: APPLICATIONS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM. 3. Understanding Types of Academic Writing. A. Personal Essays."The Gift.""The Untold Story of an Unsung Hero."B. Journals."Recovery, Inc. Nursing Entry.""Trials and Tribulations."C. Response or Reaction Papers."Reflections on Alvarezs Stories and My Own.""Michael Collins: Master of an Audience."D. Stance or Position Papers."Women in Politics: Finding a Voice for the Future.""The Ban on Hemp Production."E. Reviews."Review of: Liszt-The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies.""Language Acquisition and the Critical Period."F. Literary Essays."Samsons Inner Vision.""A Place of Importance: The Influence of Setting in My Antonia and Absalom, Absalom!"G. Abstracts or Annotations."Abstract of `Ethics and Compliance in the Business of Life Insurance'.""Annotated Bibliography on Shakespeares Hamlet and Popular Culture."H. Informative Reports."A History and Evaluation of the Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf to Yellowstone National Park.""Interdisciplinary Communication."I. Laboratory Reports."Measurement of Water Temperatures Under Variable Conditions.""The Effects of GA3."J. Scientific Research Reports."Detection of DDT using Quartz Crystal Microbalance Technology.""The Influence of Viewing a Violent Film on a Word Generation Task."K. Field Observations."A.D.A. Library Visit.""Middle School Field Experience."L. Case Studies."Case Study: Jennifers Dance School.""Teamwork for Tomorrow: A Model Tutoring Program or Room for Improvement?"M. Proposals or Prospectuses."Prospectus for the Senior Thesis "The Suffrage Movement in South Carolina.""CoACH Care Center Proposal."N. Professional Action Plans."Classroom Management Plan.""Nursing Care Plan: `Client #2'."O. WWW-Based Projects."Harry Potter: Wicked Wizard or Sensational Sorcerer?""Solar-Powered Cars."III. ACADEMIC WRITING: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS. 4. Developing Research Skills. A. Acquiring Information Literacy Skills.1. Print and Miscellaneous Non-Print Sources.2. Electronic Sources.B. Presenting and Organizing Information.1. Summarizing.2. Quoting and Paraphrasing.3. Analyzing.4. Synthesizing.C. Documenting Sources in MLA, APA, CSE, and Turabian Formats.IV. ACADEMIC WRITING: READINGS FOR RESPONSE. 5. Responding to Texts. A. Music and the College Experience.Readings:"Those Crazy Rockin Teenagers.""Youth Culture and Popular Music."VISUAL Photo of "Sum 41" rock band."CDs Dont Kill People.""Equipment for Living: Adolescent Uses for Popular Music."Review of Its Not Only Rock and Roll: Popular Music in the Lives of Adolescents."Popular Music, Television, and Generational Identity."VISUAL-Editorial cartoon of "Music Then and Now."B. Work in America.Readings:Excerpt from The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure.VISUAL-"24/7" Cartoon.Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America."Jobs for Teenagers Should Be More Than a Paycheck."Excerpt from The Three Jobs of the Future.VISUAL-"Employment Collage."C. Perceptions of America.Readings:Excerpt from The Eagles Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World."China Perceives America: Perspectives of International Relations Experts."VISUAL-Photo of Indonesian protest from NY Times."Letter to America.""Germanys America."VISUAL Photo of 1944 Nazi poster from American Heritage Magazine.Excerpt from Whats So Great About America.Except from How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.D. The Internet: Responsibilities, Rights, Results.Readings:Excerpt from "As We May Think.""Free Speech for the Net: A Panel of Federal Judges Overturns the Communications Decency Act.""Proposals for Implementing the Terrorism Information Awareness System" AND "The Pentagons Total Information."Awareness Project: Americans Under the Microscope."VISUAL-Drawing from WSJ-"The Battle Over Web Privacy."BBC Wire-"Cuba cracks down on internet use.""How Forcefully Should Universities Enforce Copyright Laws on Audio Files?""That Parent-Child Conversation is Becoming Instant, and Online."
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