Synopses & Reviews
Sourcework helps students work from outside sources and guides them through the challenging terrain of their first academic research papers. Students master all the skills necessary to support their own ideas: note-taking from readings, analyzing information, outlining structures, creating thesis statements, authoring introductions and conclusions, and writing and refining drafts. At each stage, students learn how to document evidence, integrate references, paraphrase, synthesize, and summarize.
The second edition of Sourcework, designed to help students make use of outside sources, has been updated and enhanced to better guide writers through the challenges of their first academic research papers. With new university-level readings and updated activities, this flexible text helps students master the writing and critical thinking skills necessary to produce strong academic essays using supporting evidence.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 building a paper: explore reflection open reading paraphrasing responding to writing summarizing chapter 2 building a paper: focus using a research question focused reading and taking notes creating a rough outline chapter 3 building a paper: organize writing a thesis statement expanding your rough outline with evidence creating a detailed outline chapter 4 building a paper: create writing the body of your paper integrating evidence in your paragraphs chapter 5 building a paper: refine writing introduction and conclusions building cohesion in your paper documenting your evidence chapter 6 building a paper: independent research choosing a topic, writing a research proposal building your independent paper finding and evaluating sources building your independent paper writing your next research paper part two sources for research theme 1 risking change: working for a better world getting started activies introduction to the theme framing article: why do people take risks people who make changes ways of making change question for writing about risk and change more question for writing about risk and change theme 2 globalization: changes that draw us together getting started activities introduction to the theme framing articles: what is globalization? globalization and culture globalization and sustainability question for ring about globalization more questions for writing about globalization theme 3 technology: changing relationships between humans and machines getting started activities introduction the theme framing articles: pros and cons of adopting new technologies technology and the mind boundaries between humans and machines questions for writing about the impact of technology more questions for writing about the impact of technology appendices credits