A Note to the Student
I. HOW TO WRITE SUMMARIES, CRITIQUES, SYNTHESES, AND ANALYSES
What is a Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary
The Reading Process
How to Write Summaries
2. Critical Reading and Critique
What Is a Synthesis?
Using Your Sources
Types of Syntheses: Argument and Explanatory
How to Write Syntheses
The Argument Synthesis
Demonstration: Developing a Source-Based Argument Synthesis
Developing and Organizing Support for Your Arguments
The Comparison-and-Contrast Synthesis
The Explanatory Synthesis
What Is an Analysis?
Demonstration of Analysis
How to Write Analyses
Analysis: A Tool for Understanding
II. An Anthology of Readings
5.Marriage and Family in America
The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood/ Paradise Lost, Terry Martin Hekker
The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love, Stephanie Coontz
The State of Our Unions, David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Debunking Myths about Marriage and Families, Mary Ann Schwartz and Barbara Marliene Scott
A Debate on Gay Marriage, Andrew Sullivan / William Bennett
Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path—to Motherhood, Louise Story
What Yale Women Want, and Why It Is Misguided, Karen Stabiner
A Marriage Agreement, Alix Kates Shulman
The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was, Hope Edelman
My Problem with Her Anger, Eric Bartels
6. Obedience to Authority.
Opinions and Social Pressure, Solomon E. Asch.
The Perils of Obedience, Stanley Milgram.
Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience, Diana Baumrind.
The Stanford Prison Experiment, Philip G. Zimbardo.
Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem, Erich Fromm.
Uncivil Disobedience: Violating the Rules for Breaking the Law, James L. Lopach and Jean A. Luckowski
7. What's Happening at the Mall?
Shopping for American Culture, James J. Farrell.
A Brief History of Malls. Kenneth T. Jackson
The Mall as Civic/Cultural Center, Victor Gruen and Larry Smith
The Mall as Disneyland, Richard Francaviglia.
The Mall as Prison, David Guterson.
The Mall as Sacred Space, John Pahl
The Mall as Setting for Authentic Life, Virginia Postrel
The Mall as Refuge, George Lewis.
The Mall as Threat to Democratic Values, Lizabeth Cohen.
Mallaise: How to Know If You Have It, William Kowinski
8. To Sleep
A Third of Life, Paul Martin
Improving Sleep, Lawrence Epstein, MD, Editor
America’s Sleep-Deprived Teens Nodding off at School, Behind the Wheel, National Sleep Foundation
When Worlds Collide: Adolescent Need for Sleep vs. Societal Demands, Mary A. Carskadon
Sleep Debt and the Mortgaged Mind, William C. Dement and Christopher Vaughan
The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, D.J. Buysse
How Sleep Debt Hurts College Students, June J. Pilcher and Amy S. Walters
Starting Time and School Life, Patricia K. Kubow, Kyla L. Wahlstrom, and Amy Bemis
9. New and Improved: Six Decades of Advertising.
Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals, Jib Fowles.
Making the Pitch in Print Advertising, Courtland L. Bovée, John V. Thill, George P. Dovel, and Marian Burk Wood.
Elements of Effective Layout, Dorothy Cohen.
A Portfolio of Advertisements: 1945-2003.
Appendix: A Quick Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism