Arguing About Literature: A Guide and Reader

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319035327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

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More and more, first- year writing courses foreground skills of critical analysis and argumentation. In response, Arguing about Literature first hones students’ analytical skills through instruction in close critical reading of texts; then, it shows them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative writing. From the authors of the groundbreaking and widely adopted Making Literature Matter, Arguing about Literature economically combines two books in one: a concise guide to reading literature and writing arguments, and a compact thematic anthology of stories, poems, plays, arguments, and other kinds of texts for inquiry, analysis and research. The second edition includes even more instruction in the key skills of argumentation, critical reading, and research, while linking literature more directly to the newsworthy current issues of today.

Strategies for Reading and Arguing about Literature

Author: Meg Morgan,Kim Stallings,Julie Townsend

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130938534

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 657

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For courses in English Composition, Argumentative Writing, and Introduction to Literature. Strategies for Reading and Arguing about Literature brings together the often divergent studies of argumentation and literature. This textbook teaches the art of academic argumentation through a focus on classic and contemporary literature. Using this book, students will learn, practice and master critical reading strategies, critical writing and research strategies, the essentials of academic argumentation, and basic literary theory as it relates to the development of an argument. Concurrently, students will explore and appreciate a variety of literature ranging from the classical to the contemporary in a variety of genres and critical analyses of literary works.

Writing Essays About Literature

A Brief Guide for University and College Students

Author: Katherine O. Acheson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments

Author: Stephen Wilhoit

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205568611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments prepares the reader to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college.

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457649974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as 35 readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12

Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning

Author: George Hillocks

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325013961

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Offers teaching strategies and resources to instruct sixth- through twelfth-graders on how to prepare and write strong arguments and evaluate the arguments of others, providing step-by-step guidance on arguments of fact, judgment, and policy, and including advice to help students understand how judgments get made in the real world, how to develop and support criteria for an argument, and related topics.

Rhetorical Analysis

A Brief Guide for Writers

Author: Mark Garrett Longaker,Jeffrey Walker

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205565702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers, walk students through the process for doing different kinds of analyses -- argument analysis, structure analysis, style analysis, and more. Shows how to analyze a range of texts, print, visual, and multimedia. Includes authors' own analyses as models for students, as well as 4 complete student model papers. Introduces students to rhetorical concepts (both classical and modern) that are relevant to rhetorical analysis.

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Small Errors

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526426900

Category: Reference

Page: 152

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Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457664830

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide hones students’ analytical skills though instruction in close critical reading of texts, showing them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative and researched writing.

Writing Los Angeles

A Literary Anthology

Author: David L. Ulin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931082273

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 880

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Collects short fictional works and excerpts, poetry, essays, journalism, and diary entries on the City of Light as contributed by top authors, in a volume that considers such topics as the city's history, culture, police force, ecosystems, and architecture. 20,000 first printing.

Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students—with MLA 2016 Update

Author: David Starkey

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554813808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students is a rhetoric designed to cover the basics of a college writing course in a concise, student-friendly format. Anything inessential to the business of college writing has been excluded. Each chapter concentrates on a crucial element of composing an academic essay and is capable of being read in a single sitting. The book is loaded with “timesaver tips,” ideas for making the most of the student’s time, along with occasional warnings to avoid common errors made by student writers. Each short chapter concludes with questions and suggestions designed to trigger class discussion.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

A Short Guide to Writing about History

Author: Richard Marius,Melvin E. Page

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321953292

Category: History

Page: 194

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A Short Guide to Writing about History is an ideal complement for any history course intended to teach students to think and write like historians. This engaging and practical text will teach students how to go beyond reporting the basic dates and facts of their history books and show them how to infuse their writing with their own ideas and unique perspective. Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

Who Says?

The Writer's Research

Author: Dean School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Deborah Holdstein,Danielle Aquilline

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190633479

Category:

Page: 192

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Who Says? The Writer's Research is the first, brief research guide to focus on information literacy by teaching college students not only how to do research but also why research is important.Written for today's college student, Who Says? addresses contemporary research issues head on: What does it mean to conduct research in an age when we are bombarded by collaborative information, through online media and databases like Wikipedia? Who owns this information? How do we know? Asinformation circulates and changes, do the lines between audience and author blur? And how should these changes alter our expectations as readers - and as writers?By prompting students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority, Who Says? not only shows students how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing, but also how to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, which leads them to develop more confident andcompelling voices as writers. The first two chapters of Who Says? foreground this pressing need for information literacy by engaging students with the problem of research-writing in digital environments: "What is Information?: An Introduction," and "Says Who? The Writer's Authority, The Writer's Voice," engage students inbroader global conversations about the nature of research writing, while also addressing the writer's important role in academic conversations. To reinforce these larger topics, throughout every chapter in Who Says? there are also a number of practical, hands-on activities for students to workthrough, such as "Ideas Into Practice," including visuals, charts, checklists and exercises - all of which are designed to help students improve their writing and research while in class, and then help them transfer and adapt their writing knowledge to other college courses.

The Academic Writer

A Brief Guide

Author: Lisa Ede

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312603193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Written in Lisa Ede's accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer is an affordable, brief guide to the essentials of academic writing and research. By framing writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, the text helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices as they write. Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.


A Writer's Resource

Author: Maimon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077432851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Reconnecting Reading and Writing

Author: Alice S. Horning,Elizabeth W. Kraemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602354593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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"Reconnecting Reading and Writing explores the ways in which reading can and should have a strong role in the teaching of writing in college, draw[ing] on broad perspectives from history and international work to help readers understand how and why reading should be re-united with writing in college and high school classrooms. It presents an overview of relevant research on reading and how it can best be used to support and enhance writing instruction. [The book] also examines research in such areas as basic writing, second language learning, and information literacy to integrate reading in writing classrooms, as well as the impact of the new Common Core State Standards in K-12 schools and the digital revolution on the teaching of reading and writing together. [It] offers practical advice on useful textbooks and appropriate classroom practices"--Publisher description.