Inquiry and Genre: Writing to Learn in College

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Writing is one of the few skills that cuts across all professions, disciplines, and situations. One cannot get through school without writing essays; one cannot keep in touch with relatives without writing letters; one cannot succeed in the business world without writing reports and memos; and one cannot win an election without writing a persuasive speech. Writing is not a skill reserved for novelists and journalists, but an indispensable tool for success in every endeavor. This book encourages readers to see writing as a method of learning about challenging subjects and issues. Central to this book is the Inquiry Contract, which provides a unique, easy-to-follow structure showing readers how to use writing to learn and enabling them to develop their own inquiry and research programs. With a focus on inquiry and genre, the book shows readers different kinds of writing that they can produce in a variety of professional and academic settings. Inquiry and Genre encourages readers to write in a variety of genres, covering not only the theme and essay but also public genres like editorial columns, letters, and brochures. Through the Inquiry Contract's sequence of five writing projects, each one leading to the next, this book guides readers to develop their ideas and knowledge and produce thorough, complete documents. Instructors of writing, writers, professionals in any field, and anyone interested in improving their basic writing skills.

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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. THE INQUIRY CONTRACT. 1. Preview: The Inquiry Contract, Its Genres, and a Clear Style.2. The Contract Proposal: Getting Started on Your Inquiry Project.3. Writing, Inquiry, and Learning, Plus a Primer on Effective Writing Processes. How Writing and Inquiry are Related. What You Can Learn in a College Writing Course. Writers and Their Inquiry Programs. A Structure for Writing and Inquiry. Genres, Readers, and Your Inquiry Contract. Keeping a Learning Journal and Organizing a Writing-as-Inquiry Group. A Primer on Effective Writing Processes.4. Inquiry as Clarification. Where Do Our Thoughts and Feelings Come from? Carefully Examining Tricky Verbs. Reading the World.5. The Clarification Project, the Reflective Reading Response, and Three Potential Clarifying Techniques. The Clarification Project. The Genre of the Reflective Reading Response. Three Techniques for Writing the Reflective Reading Response.6. Inquiry for Information. Three Criteria for Acquiring New Knowledge. Methods of Acquiring Knowledge: A Review and a Critique.7. The Information Project, the Informative Report, and the Art of Careful Conversation. The Information Project. Creating a Reader for the Informative Report. Planning and Conducting Your Interview. A Preliminary Step toward the Informative Report: "What Did I Learn?" Writing about Your Careful Conversation: The Informative Report. A Sample Informative Report.8. Exploration Raising Questions and Resisting Closure. On Exploring: Why and How? The Essence of Exploration: "What If .?" Exploration Strategy 1: Scrutinizing the Status Quo. Exploration Strategy 2: A Tree of Possibilities. Exploration Strategy 3: A String of Dissociations.9. The Exploration Project and the Exploratory Essay. The Exploration Project. What Is an Essay? A Sample Exploratory Essay.10. Writing to Make a Difference: Changing Minds and Influencing Action. What Do You Want to Accomplish, and With Whom? Shaping the Writing for the Audience. The Writer-Reader Transaction: Readers (One Too Many) with Attitudes (Lots of Them). One Reader (Your Instructor, Perhaps) as an Exemplar of Many. Appealing to the Interests of Your Readers: What's in It for Them? Appealing to Yourself as a Credible Person: Good Sense, Good Will, and a "Wild Card." Appealing to Your Readers' Sense of Reason: Top-Down and Bottom-Up. Calling in Your Cards: Using Your Project to Plan Exigence, Audience, Goal, and Appeals.11. Working Documents. The Working Documents Project. College Writing, Public Discourse, and "New" Knowledge. Working Document 1: An Op-Ed Column. Working Document 2: An Open Letter. Working Document 3: The Brochure.Appendix to Part I: Adapting the Inquiry Contract for Other Classes. Stages 1-5. II. THE TRIM-AND-TARGET METHOD FOR REWRITING PROSE. Meet Jeanette Doane Again! An Overview of the Trim-and-Target Method. Jeanette's Exploratory Essay First Draft. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0023611332

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