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Every chapter contains guidelines for posing and answering questions about texts.For example, in Chapter 1 alone are found Questions for Analyzing Literal Content of Texts, Questions for Analyzing the Genre of Texts, Questions for Analyzing Stylistic Features of Texts, Questions for Analyzing the Rhetorical Context of Texts, and Questions for Analyzing Writing Assignments.The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments.
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Mataric’s Critical Analysis of Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey’s, “The Crying Shame of Robot Nannies: An Ethical Appraisal” Part II: Writing a Critical Analysis: A Detailed Demonstration of Reading-Writing Process Critical Reading Planning Drafting Revising the Preliminary Draft Editing Student’s Critical Analysis Essay: Final Draft Chapter 4: Literary Analysis and Comparative Analysis Literary Analysis Process of Writing a Literary Analysis Comparative Analysis Incorporate Comparative Analysis into Longer Essays Stand-Alone Comparative Analysis of Texts Process of Writing a Comparative Analysis of Texts Sample Comparative Analysis Essay A Brief Word About Other Types of Analysis Essays Rhetorical Analysis Process Analysis Casual Analysis Chapter 5: Visual Analysis Principles of Visual Analysis Portfolio of Photographs Overview of Visual Analysis Process of Writing a Visual Analysis Essay Previewing Viewing for Content Viewing for Genre, Organization, and Stylistic Features Viewing for Rhetorical Context Chapter 6: Synthesis Analysis and Synthesis Process of Writing Synthesis Essays Examine the Assignment Determine Your Rhetorical Purpose: Purposes for Synthesizing Sources Ask Questions to Identify Relationships among the Sources Formulate a Thesis and Review the Texts Process of Writing an Exploratory Synthesis Decide on Rhetorical Purpose Formulate Working Thesis Process of Writing a Literature Review *Examination of “Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School”: Patricia Shehard Campbell, Claire Connell, and Amy Beegle’s Literature Review Organize the Literature Review to Focus on Ideas Rather than Sources Process of Writing a Thesis-Driven Synthesis Support Thesis with Evidence Examination of Student’s Thesis-Drive Synthesis Revising Synthesis Essays Chapter 7: Argument Nature of Academic Argument Argument in a Broad Sense and Argument in a Specialized Sense Specialized Argument Expressed as Statement vs.
Specialized Argument Synthesized with Sources Developing Support for Arguments Joining the Academic Conversation *Examination of “Predators or Plowshares?
Expanded Treatment of Academic Genres—The seventh edition address academic genres in even more depth and with more examples such as Analysis and Evaluation (six forms of analysis); Synthesis (three forms of synthesis); Source-based Argument, including discussion of using different types of arguments for different purposes; and the Research Paper (three forms).
Current Coverage of Online Research—The research chapter has been updated to include the most up-to-date advice for using online databases, subject directories, search engines, and other electronic tools.
New Readings- 23 of the 42 readings are new to this edition.
The readings embrace timely topics in the sciences such as trafficking in body parts and tissue (“Who Owns Your Body?
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