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Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing 3rd Edition

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Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing, Third Edition, is a text and reader that gets to the heart of what is so essential for success in college but is so hard for students to develop. Based on years of research on the reading and writing demands of the college curriculum, Critical Strategies teaches students the six thinking and writing strategies necessary for college-level work in any discipline and gives them practice with the kinds of material they'll use in their other college courses. Edited by Mal Kiniry and by Mike Rose, one of the most well known figures in composition studies, the streamlined third edition gives students more help and guidance to develop competence and confidence with academic work.

Synopsis:

Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing, Third Edition, is a text and reader that gets to the heart of what is so essential for success in college but is so hard for students to develop. Based on years of research on the reading and writing demands of the college curriculum, Critical Strategies teaches students the six thinking and writing strategies necessary for college-level work in any discipline and gives them practice with the kinds of material they'll use in their other college courses. Edited by Mal Kiniry and by Mike Rose, one of the most well known figures in composition studies, the streamlined third edition gives students more help and guidance to develop competence and confidence with academic work.

About the Author

MALCOLM KINIRY is director of writing at Rutgers University, Newark, and has written articles on basic writing, writing across the curriculum, and curriculum development, as well as Renaissance studies. He taught in the UCLA Writing Program for seven years and is currently working on a language reader for composition courses.

MIKE ROSE, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, is one of the most prominent names in composition studies. He has produced important work in remedial reading and writing, writing across the curriculum, the cognition of composing, and the politics of literacy. Among his books are Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared (1989) andPossible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America (1995). He has received numerous awards for his work in language and literacy, including awards from the National Academy of Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Both in 1991 and 1992 he, as coauthor, won the prestigious Richard Braddock Award for the outstanding article published each year in College Composition and Communication. His most recent award is the 1997 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Possible Lives.

Table of Contents

 Preface for Instructors

  Introduction for Students: Critical Strategies for Academic Situations

    

PART I. DEFINING: NEGOTIATING MEANINGS

  Defining across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Defining Intelligence

       Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    Working Examples

       A Working Example Using the Word Model

       Working Examples from Political Science

    A Professional Application

       Daniel Goleman, From Emotional Intelligence: When Smart Is Dumb

    Assignments

       A Language Assignment

       A Word History Assignment

       A Personal Essay Assignment

       A Biology Assignment

       A Psychology Assignment

       A Genetics Assignment

       A History Assignment

       An Ecology Assignment

  Readings: Reconsidering Intelligence

       Douglas Harper, From Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop

       Deborah Franklin, The Shape of Life

       Mike Rose, From Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America

       Edward Hutchins, From "The Social Organization of Distributed Cognition"

       John Haugeland, From Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea

    Further Assignments

    

PART II. SUMMARIZING: SYNTHESIS AND JUDGMENT

  Summarizing across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Summarizing Trends in Child Poverty

       Jonathan Marshall, Child Poverty Is Abundant

    Working Examples

       A Working Example from Psychology

       A Working Example from Sociology

       A Working Example from Folklore

    A Professional Application

       Ellen Israel Rosen, The New International Division of Labor

    Assignments

       An Anthropology Assignment

       A Biology Assignment

       An Oral History Assignment

       An Anthropology Assignment

       An Economics Assignment

       A Literature Assignment

       A Composition Assignment

  Readings: The Dimensions of Child Poverty

       Arloc Sherman (for the Children's Defense Fund), From Wasting America's Future: The Children's Defense Fund Report on the Costs of Child Poverty

       Duncan Lindsey, From The Welfare of Children

       Michael B. Katz, Poverty

       Melanie Scheller, On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty

       Lisbeth B. Schorr, The Lessons of Successful Programs

    Further Assignments

    

PART III. SERIALIZING: ESTABLISHING SEQUENCE

  Serializing across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Constructing a Serial Account

       Jim Fisher, The Lindbergh Case

    Working Examples

       A Working Example from Biology

       Working Examples from Literature

       Working Examples from History

    A Professional Application

       Patricia J. Williams, From The Alchemy of Race and Rights

    Assignments

       A Geography Assignment

       A Criminal Studies Assignment

       A Literature Assignment

       A Biology Assignment

       A History Assignment

       An Astronomy Assignment

       A Geology Assignment

  Readings: Crime Stories: Constructing Guilt and Innocence

       Mark Singer, Profile of Filmmaker Errol Morris

       Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, From All the President's Men

       Renee Loth, Woburn, Science, and the Law

       Helen Benedict, From Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes

       W. Lance Bennett and Martha S. Feldman, From Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom: Justice and Judgment in American Culture

    Further Assignments

    

PART IV. CLASSIFYING: CREATING AND EVALUATING CATEGORIES

  Classifying across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Classifying Characteristics of Immigration to the United States

       Tables and Charts on Immigration to the United States, 1820-1990

    Working Examples

       A Working Example from Sociology

       A Working Example from Public Health

    A Professional Application

       David Cole, Five Myths about Immigration

    Assignments

       A Psychology Assignment

       A Composition Assignment

       An Anthropology Assignment

       An Art Assignment

       A Biology Assignment

       A Sociology Assignment

       A Literature Assignment

       A Linguistics Assignment

  Readings: U.S. Immigration Patterns

       Reed Ueda, The Historical Context of Immigration

       Maldwyn Allen Jones, From American Immigration

       Eugene Boe, From Pioneers to Eternity: Norwegians on the Prairie

       Elizabeth Ewen, From Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side, 1890-1925

       George J. Sánchez, From Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

       Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, From Immigrant America: A Portrait

    Further Assignments

    

PART V. COMPARING: ASSESSING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

  Comparing across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Comparing Two Primatologists

       Francine Patterson, Conversations with a Gorilla

       Dian Fossey, More Years with Mountain Gorillas

    Working Examples

       A Working Example from the History of Science

       A Working Example from American History

    A Professional Application

       Bruce Bower, Probing Primate Thoughts

    Assignments

       A Literature Assignment

       An Anthropology Assignment

       An Education Assignment

       A History Assignment

       A Literature Assignment

       A Science Assignment

  Readings: Methods of Inquiry in Primate Research

       Herbert Terrace, How Nim Chimpsky Changed My Mind

       Roger Lewin, Look Who's Talking Now

       Deborah Blum, The Black Box

       Deborah Blum, Not a Nice Death

       Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth, From How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species

       John C. Mitani, From "Ethological Studies of Chimpanzee Vocal Behavior"

    Further Assignments

   

PART VI. ANALYZING: PERSPECTIVES FOR INTERPRETATION

  Analyzing across the Curriculum

    Opening Problem: Analyzing a Short Story

       Olive Senior, The Two Grandmothers

       Merle Hodge, Challenges of the Struggle for Sovereignty: Changing the World versus Writing Short Stories

    Working Examples

       A Working Example from Psychology

       A Working Example from Biology

       A Working Example from Political Science

       A Professional Application

       Catherine A. Sunshine, From The Caribbean: Survival, Struggle, and Sovereignty

    Assignments

       A Psychology Assignment

       An Education Assignment

       An Economics Assignment

       A Science Assignment

       A Literature Assignment

       A Sociology Assignment

  Readings: Caribbean Literature and Cultural Politics

       Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Nation Language

       Merle Hodge, From Crick Crack Monkey

       Catherine A. Sunshine, From The Caribbean: Survival, Struggle, and Sovereignty

       Michelle Cliff, From Abeng

       Jamaica Kincaid, From A Small Place

       Roger McTair, Visiting

    Further Assignments

    

APPENDIX: ASSIGNMENTS FOR FIELD STUDY

  Assignment 1: Greeting Behavior of College Students

  Assignment 2: Defining Literacy

  Assignment 3: What's Funny?

  Assignment 4: Exploring the Discourse of Your Major

    Perspectives for Exploring the Discourse of Your Major

    Optional Readings: Complicating the Issues

       Michael Moffatt, Vocationalism and the Curriculum

       Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, Gender, Language, and Pedagogy

       Howard S. Becker, If You Want to Be a Scholar

       David R. Russell, Academic Discourse: Community or Communities?

       Lynne V. Cheney, Tyrannical Machines

       Ernest Boyer, The Enriched Major

       Raymond J. Rodrigues, Rethinking the Cultures of Disciplines

       Lisa Guernsey, Scholars Debate the Pros and Cons of Anonymity in Internet Discussions

    Further Assignments for Exploring the Discourse of Your Major

  Index of Authors and Titles

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312115616
Author:
Rose, Mike
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Kiniry, Malcolm
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Critical thinking
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series Volume:
digest no. 1996/190
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
737
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.50 in

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