Writing in the Disciplines

Writing in the Disciplines

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This reader provides a firm grounding in academic writing, showing students how to read academic texts and use them as sources for college papers. Offering a broad and comprehensive selection of readings to help students develop their abilities to think critically and reason cogently, it shows them how to work individually and collaboratively as they move through the entire process of writing from sources-from reading the original source to planning, drafting and revising essays.
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  • Paperback | 715 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130210277
  • 9780130210272

Table of contents

I. READING AND WRITING IN THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES. 1. Preparing to Write: Active Reading. 2. Writing an Essay in Response to a Source: An Illustration of the Writing Process. 3. Composing Essays Drawing from Two or More Sources: Comparison and Contrast and Synthesis. 4. Essays of Argument, Analysis, and Evaluation. 5. Writing Research Papers. II. AN ANTHOLOGY OF READINGS. Natural Sciences and Technology. 6. Cloning and Reproductive Technology. Nine Lives, Ursula K. LeGuin. From Science Fiction to Reality, Lee M. Silver. Dollys Passion and Louiss Fashion, Stephen Jay Gould. Designing Better Humans, Carol A. Foote. Narcissus Cloned, John J. Conley. The Economics of Cloning, Barbara Ehrenreich. 7. Interaction Between Machines and Humans. In Defense of Robots, Carl Sagan. On Classrooms, With and Without Computers, Clifford Stoll. The Intimate Machine, Neil Frude. Electronic Expansion of Human Perception, Warren Robinett. The Age of Simulation, Jeremy Rifkin. 8. Technology and Civil Liberties. Big Brother Is Watching You, George Orwell. High Tech Crime Fighting: The Threat to Civil Liberties, Gene Stephens. Privacy and Technology, Gary T. Marx. Invasion of Privacy, Joshua Quittner. Nowhere to Hide: Lack of Privacy Is the Ultimate Equalizer, Charles Platt. Issues Regarding DNA Testing, U.S. Department of Justice. Social Sciences. 9. Redefining the American Family. Alternative Family Futures, Frances K. Goldschneider and Linda J. Waite. Fatherhood and the Defense of Patriarchy, Robert L. Griswold. Children of Gay Fathers, Robert Barret and Bryan E. Robinson. Mothers, Daughters, and Socialization for Survival, Patricia Hill Collins. People Dont Know Right from Wrong Anymore, Lillian B. Rubin. Snapshots, Helena Maria Viramontes. 10. Social Class and Inequality. How Many Classes Are There?, Dennis Gilbert and Joseph A. Kahl. Separation of the Classes, Charles Murray. Rebels with a Cause, Myron Magnet. The War Against the Poor Instead of Programs to End Poverty, Herbert Gans. The Revolt of the Black Bourgeoisie, Leonce Gaiter. Grandma Went to Smith, All Right, but She Went from Nine to Five: A Memoir, Patricia Clark Smith. White Standard for Poverty, Dirk Johnson. Red Anger, R. T. Smith. Humanities. 11. The Community and the Individual. Morality as a Community Affair, Amitai Etzioni. The Meaning of Ones Life, Steven M. Tipton. Multiculturalism and Individualism, Michael Walzer. Ambivalences in American Views of Dignity, Barry Jay Seltser and Donald E. Miller. Communitarianism, A New Threat for Gun Owners, Christopher C. Little. 12. Rock Music and Cultural Values. Toward an Aesthetic of Popular Music, Simon Firth. Rock as Art, Camille Paglia. Romanticizing Rock Music, Theodore A. Gracyk. All Junk, All the Time, Richard Brookhiser. Redeeming the Rap Music Experience, Venise Berry. 13. Literatures of Diaspora: Fiction and Nonfiction. The Proper Respect, Isabel Allende. Slee
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