About This Book
Chapter 1: The Introduction
1.1 College Writing
1.2 Things to Know
1.3 Resources to Use
Chapter 2: Reading in Writing Class
2.1 Why We Read
2.2 How to Read Effectively
2.3 How to Read Rhetorically
2.4 Responding to Texts
Chapter 3: The Writing Process, Composing, and Revising
3.1 The Writing Process
3.2 Knowing Your Audience
3.3 Understanding the Writing Assignment
3.4 Creating the Thesis
3.5 Revising Your Draft(s)
3.6 Peer Review and Responding to Others’ Drafts
3.7 Proof-Reading and Editing Your Final Draft
3.8 Grammar Overview
Deeper Reading: "What Is Academic Writing?"
Chapter 4: Structuring, Paragraphing, and Styling
4.1 Basic Essay Structure
4.2 Body Paragraphs: An Overview
4.3 Topic Sentences
4.4 Supporting Evidence
4.5 Explaining Evidence
4.6 Breaking, Combining, or Beginning New Paragraphs
4.7 Transitions: Developing Relationships between Ideas
4.8 Tone, Voice, and Point of View
Deeper Reading: "I Need You to Say I"
Chapter 5: Writing a Summary and Synthesizing
5.1 Writing Summaries
5.2 Synthesizing in Your Writing
5.3 Make Connections When Synthesizing in Your Writing
5.4 Informative vs. Argumentative Synthesis
5.5 Synthesis and Literature Reviews
Chapter 6: Thinking and Analyzing Rhetorically
6.1 What is Rhetoric?
6.2 What is the Rhetorical Situation?
6.3 What is Rhetorical Analysis?
6.4 Rhetorical Appeals: Logos, Pathos, and Ethos Defined
6.5 Logical Fallacies
6.6 What is self analysis?
Chapter 7: Multimodality and Non-Traditional Texts
7.1 Reading Traditional and New Media
7.2 What is Multimodality?
Chapter 8: Making Academic Arguments
8.2 Basic Structure and Content of Argument
8.3 Types of Evidence in Academic Arguments
8.4 Counterargument and Response
8.5 Failures in Evidence: When Even "Lots of Quotes" Can't Save an Paper
Deeper Reading: Counterargument - "On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses"
Chapter 9: The Research Process
9.1 Developing a Research Question
9.2 Coming Up With Research Strategies
9.3 Basic Guidelines for Research in Academic Databases
9.4 Using Effective Keywords in your Research
9.5 Keeping Track of Your Sources and Writing an Annotated Bibliography
Chapter 10: Sources and Research
10.1 Types of Sources: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
10.2 Reading Popular Sources
10.3 Reading Academic Sources
10.4 A Deeper Look at Scholarly Sources
10.5 Conducting Your Own Primary Research
Deeper Reading: "Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources"
Chapter 11: Ethical Source Integration: Citation, Quoting, and Paraphrasing
11.1 Using Sources Ethically
11.3 Paraphrasing and Summarizing
11.4 Signal Phrases
11.5 Plagiarism Policy
Chapter 12: Documentation Styles: MLA and APA
12.1 Formatting Your Paper in MLA
12.2 MLA Citation: In-text Citations
12.3 MLA Citation: Works Cited Entries
12.4 MLA Citation: Works Cited Examples
12.5 Formatting Your Paper in APA
12.6 APA Citations: In-Text Citations
12.7 APA Citations: References
Appendix A: Troubleshooting: Body Paragraph Development
Appendix B: Additional Synthesis Examples
The quality of being neutral, impartial or without bias. To be objective is to try to avoid being opinionated.
A Guide to Rhetoric, Genre, and Success in First-Year Writing by Melanie Gagich & Emilie Zickel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
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