A Sequence for Academic Writing (5th Edition)

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9780205172887: A Sequence for Academic Writing (5th Edition)

This brief rhetoric 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-selling Writing 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 that students are expected to produce.

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Based on the best-selling Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, this primer for academic writing focuses on broad rhetorical strategies - summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis - that will aid in academic success whatever the discipline. The authors' focus on and coverage of the four academic writing strategies has garnished outstanding praise from reviewers. Their thorough coverage of the writing process and critical reading is found throughout the book. This coverage includes sample academic documents and essays, annotated "drafts" used to model the development of these key writing strategies, and coverage of research and documentation that includes discussion of research strategies, writing up research, and documentation styles. Finally, the authors have combined timely, compelling, and challenging readings with writing exercises and chapter summaries to make this book both engaging and easy to learn from. For those interested in becoming proficient in academic writing.

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