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From Inquiry to Acad Writ Brief 2e: A Practical Guide

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Beginning from the premise that academic writing is a conversation — a collegial exchange of ideas, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration to pursue new knowledge — From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Practical Guide demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join the conversation.

About the Author

STUART GREENE (Ph.D in Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University) is associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame where he has served as the O'Malley Director of the University Writing Program and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in Arts and Letters. Among his co-edited volumes is Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Racial Understanding, for which he won the National Council of Teachers of English Richard A. Meade Award in 2005, the forthcoming Connecting Home and School: Complexities, Concerns, and Considerations in Fostering Parent Involvement and Family Literacy. Editor of Literacy as a Civil Right, he co-directs a parent involvement project in the South Bend community.
 
APRIL LIDINSKY (Ph.D. Literatures in English, Rutgers University) is an associate professor of Women's Studies at Indiana University South Bend. She has published and delivered numerous conference papers on writing pedagogy, women's autobiography, creative non-fiction, and film, and contributed to several textbooks on writing. Her work has appeared in the journals Tranformations and the International Feminist Journal of Politics, as well as book-length collections. She has served as acting director of the University Writing Program at Notre Dame and has won awards for her teaching and research through Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
 
Part One: A Text on Academic Writing
 
1.   Starting with Inquiry: Habits of Mind of Academic Writers

What Is Academic Writing?

Academic Writers Make Inquiries

Academic Writers Seek and Value Complexity

Academic Writers See Writing as a Conversation

Academic Writers Understand That Writing Is a Process

Becoming Academic: Two Narratives

     *Richard Rodriguez, “Scholarship Boy”

     *Gerald Graff, “Disliking Books”

 
2.   From Reading as a Writer to Writing as a Reader

Reading as an Act of Composing:  Annotating

Reading as a Writer:  Analyzing a Text Rhetorically

     E.D. Hirsch, Jr., “Preface to Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know”

     *Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., “Hirsch's Desire for a National Curriculum”

Writing as a Reader: Composing a Rhetorical Analysis

     *Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, “Agency” from Reading Autobiography  

     Barbara Ehrenreich, Cultural Baggage

 
3.   From Identifying Claims to Analyzing Arguments

Identifying Types of Claims

     Myra and David Sadker, “Hidden Lessons”

Analyzing Arguments

Analyze the Reasons Used to Support a Claim

Annotated Student Argument

     *Marques Camp, The End of the World May Be Nigh, and It's the Kindle's Fault

     *Analyzing and Comparing Arguments

     *Stuart Rojstczer, Grade Inflation Gone Wild

     *Phil Primack, Doesn't Anyone Get a C Anymore?

 
4.   From Identifying Issues to Forming Questions

Identifying Issues

     *Anna Quindlen, Doing Nothing Is Something

Formulating Issue-Based Questions

An Academic Essay for Analysis

     *William Derieswicz, The End of Solitude

 
5.   From Formulating to Developing a Thesis

Developing a Working Thesis: Three Models

Providing a Context for Stating a Thesis

Annotated Student Introduction: Providing a Context for a Thesis

     Jenny Eck “From Nuestra Clase: Making the Classroom a Welcoming Place for English Language Learners”

     Shirley Brice Heath, from “Protean Shapes in Literacy Events: Ever-Shifting Oral and Literate Traditions”

Annotated Student Essay: Stating and Supporting a Thesis

     *Veronia Stafford, “Texting and Literacy” (annotated student paper) 

       

6.   From Finding to Evaluating Sources

Identifying Sources

Developing Search Strategies

Evaluating Library Sources

Evaluating Internet Sources

 
7.   From Summary to Synthesis: Using Sources to Build an Argument

Summaries, Paraphrases, and Quotations

Writing a Paraphrase

Writing a Summary

     *Clive Thompson, The New Literacy

Writing a Synthesis

     *Cynthia Haven, The New Literacy: Stanford Study Finds Richness and Complexity in Student Writing

     *Josh Keller, Studies Explore Whether Internet Makes Students Better Writers

     *Dan Kennedy, Political Blogs: Teaching Us Lessons about Community

     *John Dickerson, Don't Fear Twitter

     *Steve Grove, You Tube: The Flattening of Politics

Integrating Quotations into Your Writing

Avoiding Plagiarism

Annotated Student Researched Argument: Synthesizing Sources

     *Nancy Paul, A Greener Approach to Groceries:  Community Based Agriculture in LaSalle Square

 
8.   From Ethos to Logos:  Appealing to Your Readers

Connecting with Readers: A Sample Argument

     James Loewen, “The Land of Opportunity”

Appealing to Ethos

Appealing to Pathos

Appealing to Logos: Using Reason and Evidence to Fit the Situation

Recognizing Logical Fallacies

     * Meredith Minkler, Community-Based Research Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities

     *Appealing to the Eye: Visual Rhetoric 

     *“1 in 8” (advertisement)

     *Analyzing the Rhetoric of Advertisements

     *“You Have Your Best Ideas in the Shower”

     *Further Advertisements for Analysis   

 
9.   From Introductions to Conclusions:  Drafting an Essay

Drafting Introductions

Developing Paragraphs

     Elizabeth Martinez, “Reinventing 'America': Call for a New National Identity

Drafting Conclusions

 
10.   From Revising to Editing: Working with Peer Groups

Revising versus Editing

The Peer Editing Process

Peer Groups in Action: A Sample Session

Annotated Student Draft

     Brett Preacher, Representing Poverty in Million Dollar Baby      

Working with Early Drafts      

     Tasha Taylor (student writer), Memory through Photography

Working with Later Drafts

     Tasha Taylor, Memory through Photography

Working with Final Drafts

     Tasha Taylor, Memory through Photography

Further Suggestions for Peer Editing Groups

 
11.   Other Methods of Inquiry: Interviews and Focus Groups

Why Do Original Research?

Getting Started: Writing a Proposal

Annotated Student Proposal

     Mary Ronan: Research Paper Proposal:  A Case Study of One Homeless Child's Education and Lifestyle

Interviewing

Using Focus Groups

      

Assignment Sequences

 
Appendix: Citing and Documenting Sources

     The Basics of MLA Style

     The Basics of APA Style

 
Index of Authors, Titles, and Terms
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312601409
Author:
Greene, Stuart
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Lidinsky, April
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Reference-Student Writing Guides
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.12 x 6.01 x 0.5 in

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