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WRITING ANALYTICALLY WITH READINGS is two books in one, a guide to writing with a reader, that teaches you how to have ideas and develop them in an academic setting and beyond. The writing guide offers a book-length treatment of analysis, a form of thinking and writing required in virtually all college courses. The writing guide is accompanied by a thematically-arranged collection of readings and images-material for students like you to write about and to use as models and lenses in doing your own writing about the world.
Table of Contents
Seeing Better: The Analytical Habit of Mind
Seeing the Details
Opening Things Up: Negative Capability, Paraphrase x 3, Freewriting, and Counterproductive Habits of Mind
The Basic Analytical Strategies: From Observations to Ideas
How to Mark Up a Draft
What Is Analysis and How Does It Work? Five Analytical Moves
Some Common Charges Against Analysis
Putting Analysis to Work: Three Extended Examples
Extended Example 1: Moving from Description to Interpretation
Extended Example 2: Looking for Patterns and Making Interpretive Leaps
Extended Example 3: Analyzing an Argument by Reformulating Binaries and Uncovering Assumptions
Reading: How to Do It and What to Do with It
How to Read: Words Matter
What to Do with the Reading: Avoiding the Matching Exercise
Linking Evidence and Claims: 10 on 1 versus 1 on 10
Linking Evidence and Claims
Developing a Thesis is More Than Repeating an Idea ("1 on 10")
Building a Paper by Analyzing Evidence in Depth: "10 on 1."
Making a Thesis Evolve
What''s Wrong with a Static Thesis? Evolving a Thesis
Using the Evolving Thesis to Organize the Final Draft
Evolving a Thesis in an Exploratory Draft: Las Meninas
The Evolving Thesis in a Final Draft
Recognizing and Fixing Weak Thesis Statements
Five Kinds of Weak Theses and how to Fix Them
How to Rephrase Thesis Statements: Specify and Subordinate
Working with Categorical Thinking
Common Logical Errors in Constructing a Thesis
Introductions and Conclusions
The Function of Introductions
How Much to Introduce Up Front
Opening Gambits: Five Good Ways to Begin
The Function of Conclusions
Solving Typical Problems in Conclusions
Scientific Format: Introductions and Conclusions
Organization: Forms and Formats
The Two Functions of Formats: Product and Process
The Psychology of Form
Style: Choosing Words
Not Just Icing on the Cake
The Person Question
Shades of Meaning: Choosing the Best Word
Style: Shaping Sentences (and Cutting the Fat)
How to Recognize the Four Basic Sentence Shapes
Coordination, Subordination, and Emphasis
Periodic and Cumulative Sentences: Adding Shapes to the Main Clause
Cutting the Fat
Writing the Researched Paper
What to do with Secondary Sources
Six Strategies for Analyzing Sources
Making the Research Paper More Analytical: A Sample Essay
Strategies for Writing and Revising Research Papers
Finding and Citing Sources
Electronic Research: Finding Quality on the Web
Plagiarism and the Logic of Citation
How to Prepare and Abstract
Nine Basic Writing Errors and How to Fix Them
Why Correctness Matters
The Concept of Basic Writing Errors (BWEs)
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Appendix: Answer Key (with Discussion)
Manners, Communication and Technology
"Our Cell Phones, Our Selves,"
"The Naked Crowd,"
"Blogging in the Global Lunchroom,"
The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolutions, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners: "Ritual," "Fingers," and "Knives and Forks,"
"PowerPoint Is Evil,"
Places and Spaces: Cities and Suburbs
"The Public Realm and the Common Good,"
"Demolition Zones: Contemporary Photography by Edward Burtynsky and Camilo Jose Vergara,"
"Times Regained: How the Old Times Square Was Made New,"
"The Uses of Sidewalk: Safety,"
"Fortress Los Angeles,"
"Looking at Photographs: Stagers and Recorders?
An Interview with Joseph Elliott,"
"In Plato''s Cave,"
"Learning to See,"
"Images of Women in European Art" from Ways of Seeing
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