Beginning from the premise that all academic writing is conversational -- a collegial exchange of ideas, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration in the pursuit of new knowledge -- From Inquiry to Academic Writing demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to enter those conversations. The second part of the book provides a sampling of those conversations in a thematic reader that reprints substantial essays by intellectuals both inside and outside the university. By equipping students with the tools they need to think and write academically, and prompting them to respond to readings that explore profound issues and ideas, From Inquiry to Academic Writing emboldens students to contribute to important cultural conversations they will encounter in college and beyond.
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STUART GREENE (Ph.D. Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University) is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has published numerous articles on writing and writing programs, especially on issues of teaching writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines. He has contributed to and co-edited many books on writing and literacy, including Teaching Academic Literacy: The Uses of Teacher-Research in Developing a Writing Program (1999) and Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding (2003; 2006). He has also won several awards for his scholarship and teaching, most recently in 2005 the National Council of Teachers of English Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education.
APRIL LIDINSKY (Ph.D. Literatures in English, Rutgers) is an assistant professor of Women’s Studies at Indiana University South Bend. She has published and delivered numerous conference papers on writing pedagogy, women's autobiography, creative non-fiction, and film, and contributed to several textbooks on writing. She has served as acting director of the University Writing Program at Notre Dame and has won several awards for her teaching and research.
"From Inquiry to Academic Writing uses a fresh approach to introducing students to academic writing and their role as writers within this framework. The conversation of ideas that students are invited to participate in is challenging and timely while still being accessible. The writing process is presented through a series of engaging assignments that help the students become participants in the conversation while gaining strong analytical skills."
-- Emily G. Cosper, Delgado Community College
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