|Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric Academic for Writers||
Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric Academic for Writers
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This rhetoric/anthology instructs college students in how to read academic texts with understanding and how to use them as sources for papers in a variety of disciplines.
In Writing in the Disciplines, Mary Kennedy and William Kennedy emphasize academic writing as ongoing conversations in multiple genres, and do so in the context of WPA Outcomes. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
New Readings- 23 of the 42 readings are new to this edition. The readings embrace timely topics in the sciences such as trafficking in body parts and tissue (“Who Owns Your Body?”), robotics (“Human/Robot Interaction”), and high-tech surveillance (“Privacy and Technology”); and in the social sciences and humanities such as “The Changing American Family,” “Social Class and Inequality,” “Rock Music and Cultural Values” and “Stories of Ethnic Difference.”
New Organization- The seventh edition conveniently presents the touchstone readings at the point of need within the context of each acacemic genre in the rhetoric portion of the text.
Increased Emphasis on Questioning- Throughout the book the authors now stress the importance of developing a questioning frame of mind. Every chapter contains guidelines for posing and answering questions about texts. For example, in Chapter 1 alone are found Questions for Analyzing Literal Content of Texts, Questions for Analyzing the Genre of Texts, Questions for Analyzing Stylistic Features of Texts, Questions for Analyzing the Rhetorical Context of Texts, and Questions for Analyzing Writing Assignments.
Expanded Treatment of Academic Genres—The seventh edition address academic genres in even more depth and with more examples such as Analysis and Evaluation (six forms of analysis); Synthesis (three forms of synthesis); Source-based Argument, including discussion of using different types of arguments for different purposes; and the Research Paper (three forms).
Current Coverage of Online Research—The research chapter has been updated to include the most up-to-date advice for using online databases, subject directories, search engines, and other electronic tools.
WPA Outcomes- An especially important goal throughout this new edition is the implementation of the “Outcomes Statement” of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) as a basis for teaching reading and writing skills in undergraduate composition courses.
Part I: Reading and Writing in the Academic Disciplines
Chapter 1: Active Critical Reading
Academic Reading-Writing Process
Conversation with the Texts
Active Critical Reading
Keeping a Writer’s Notebook
Preview the Text and Ask Questions that Will Help You Set Goals for Close Reading
Use Freewriting and Brainstorming to Recall Your Prior Knowledge and Express Your Feelings about the Reading
Mark, Annotate, and Elaborate on the Text
Take Effective Notes
Pose and Answer Questions about the Text
Reading for Genre, Organization, and Stylistic Features
Rhetorical Context of Text
Rhetorical Context of Your Reading
Analyze Writing Assignments
Chapter 2: Responses, Paraphrases, Summaries, and Quotations