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Clear, concise, and extremely practical, WRITING ANALYTICALLY WITH READINGS, 3E emphasizes producing smarter, more perceptive academic writing--skills that can be carried over into any kind of writing you do throughout college and your career. This brief rhetoric combines the authors' best-selling writing guide with cutting-edge readings. It delivers a methodical approach to what many consider to be the primary activity of academic discourse--careful analysis. The consistent focus on writing as a tool of thought and a vehicle for analysis remains a hallmark of the book as it provides careful focus on analysis and thesis and paper development. The exciting new Third Edition also now offers online integration with Enhanced InSite.

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David Rosenwasser teaches at Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, where he has been since the late 1980s. He and Jill Stephen created and implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum program there through a series of faculty seminars. During these seminars, Dr. Rosenwasser and Dr. Stephen discovered that while content faculty from across the disciplines maintained disciplinary-specific writing protocols, they essentially wanted the same thing from student writing: analysis. From this premise, WRITING ANALYTICALLY was born. Dr. Rosenwasser received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in the theory and history of narrative. His current interests include contemporary Irish literature and comic theory. His most recent literary papers include a study of the contemporary Irish writer Edna O'Brien in relation to the work of Joyce and Yeats as well as an analysis of the politics of Bruce Springsteen's albums during the Bush presidency, written collaboratively with a political science professor. Jill Stephen teaches at Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, where she's been since the late 1980s. Along with David Rosenwasser, she created and implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum program there through a series of faculty seminars. In these seminars, they discovered that content faculty from across the disciplines, although they maintained disciplinary-specific writing protocols, essentially wanted the same thing from student writing: analysis. From this premise, their textbook, Writing Analytically, was born. Stephen worked in the expository writing program at New York University under Lil Brannon and Cy Knoblauch. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and received her Ph.D. from NYU on rhetorical theory as evidenced in Renaissance poetry and prose. Aside from her writing with Rosenwasser on composition and writing program administration, she writes on poetry, especially Renaissance lyrics. Her current interests include the poetry of Frank O'Hara, Emily Dickinson, and contemporary Irish women writers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fourteen Short Takes on Writing and the Writing Process. Unit I: DEVELOPING AN ANALYTICAL FRAME OF MIND. 1. Analysis: What It Is and What It Does. 2. Writing as a Way of Thinking. 3. Toolkit of Analytical Methods I: Seeing Better, Seeing More. 4. Toolkit of Analytical Methods II: Going Deeper. Unit 2: FINDING SOMETHING TO SAY. 5. 10 on 1: An Observation Strategy. 6. Writing about Reading: More Moves to Make with Written Texts. 7. Making Common Topics More Analytical. Unit 3: WRITING ANALYTICAL PAPERS. 8. Reasoning from Evidence to Claims. 9. Analyzing Arguments. 10. Essay Shapes: Two Kinds of Organization. 11. Using 10 on 1 to Build a Paper. 12. Making Interpretations Plausible. 13. Making a Thesis Evolve. 14. Recognizing and Fixing Weak Thesis Statements. 15. Using Sources Analytically: The Conversation Model. 16. Finding, Citing, and Integrating Sources. Unit 4: MATTERS OF FORM: THE SHAPES THAT THOUGHT TAKES. 17. Forms and Formats Across the Curriculum. 18. Introductions and Conclusions Across the Curriculum. 19. Revising for Style: Word Choice. 20. Revising for Style: The Rhetoric of the Sentence. 21. Revising for Correctness: Grammar and Punctuation. Unit 5: THE READINGS. 22. Manners, Communication, and Technology. 23. Places and Spaces: Cities and Suburbs. 24. Race, Ethnicity and the "Melting Pot". 25. The Language of Politics and the Politics of Language. 26. Seeing.

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Rosenwasser, David
Cengage Learning
Stephen, Jill
General Language Arts & Disciplines
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