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A Sequence for Academic Writing focuses on the key strategies that any academic writer needs to know -- summary, synthesis, analysis, and critique. Building off of the hallmark writing instruction of the best-sellingWriting and Reading Across the Curriculum, this writing guide focuses on the critical reading and writing strategies that students need in order to thoughtfully interpret and incorporate source material into their own papers. The text employs high-interest readings from a range of disciplines to allow students to practice these strategies and skills, while numerous student papers model the kinds of academic texts students are expected to produce. MARKET:General Interest, Improving Writing
Table of Contents
Preface for Instructors
Note to the Student
-Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation
What Is a Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary
Box: Where do We Find Written Summaries?
The Reading Process
Box: Critical Reading for Summary
How to Write Summaries
Box: Guidelines for Writing Summaries
Will Your Job be Exported?
Read, Reread, Underline
Divide into Stages of Thought
Write a Brief Summary of Each Stage of Thought
Write a Thesis: A Brief Summary of the Entire Passage
Write the First Draft of the Summary
Combine Thesis Sentence
Brief Section Summaries
Combine Thesis Sentence, Section Summaries, and Carefully Chosen Details
How Long Should a Summary Be?
Individual and Collaborative Summary Practice
Summarizing a Narrative or Personal Essay
Dreams of Patagonia-Bruce Chatwin
Box: How to Summarize Personal Essays and Narratives
Summarizing Figures and Tables
Summarizing Pie Charts
Summarizing Line Graphs
Summarizing Tables Paraphrase
Box: How to Write Paraphrases
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
More Paraphrasing Quotations
Quoting Memorable Language
Box: When to Quote Quoting
Clear and Concise Language Quoting
Incorporating Quotations into Your Sentences
Quoting Only the Part of a Sentence or Paragraph That You Need
Incorporating the Quotation into the Flow of Your Own Sentence
Avoiding Freestanding Quotations
Using Brackets to Add or Subs
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