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About this book
"What Is Academic Writing?"
Basic Essay Structure
Basic Paragraph Structure
About Thesis Statements
Constructing an Outline
"I Need You to Say I"
Introductions and Conclusions
Early Revisions : You Have So Much Room to Grow!
Peer Review: Offer Perspectives, Not Directives
Does Your Evidence Fit Your Claims?
Late Revisions : Adding, Enhancing and Refining Content
The Research Process
Brainstorm for Coming Up With a Topic
Choosing a Topic
From Topic to Research Question
Coming Up With a Research Strategy: Using Wikipedia (!?)
Coming Up with a Research Strategy: Types of Sources
Types of Sources: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
Types of Sources: Popular and Scholarly
Keyword Searching: Do it Better!
Keeping Track of Sources
An Introduction to Academic Search Complete
Basic Guidelines for Academic Research Database Searches
A Deeper Look at Scholarly Sources
"Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources"
Reading and Evaluating Sources
Analytical Reading of Your Sources
Evaluating Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Evaluating Scholarly Sources
Rhetorical Situation: The Context
Basic Argument Components
Rhetorical Strategies: Building Compelling Arguments
Fallacies: Failures in Argument
Types of Evidence in Academic Arguments
Failures in Evidence: When Even "Lots of Quotes" Can't Save an Argument
"On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses"
Questions for Thinking about Counterarguments
Synthesis as a Conversation
Synthesis and Literature Reviews
Phrases that begin the work of synthesis
Citation, Quoting, Works Cited
What is MLA, APA, and CMS?
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing to Avoid Plagiarism
MLA Signal Phrases
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