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Writing, Reading, and Research 9th Edition

Richard Veit, Christopher Gould, Kathleen Gould

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Broadening the traditional notion of undergraduate research, WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH covers essential skills for developing a research paper: analytical reading, synthesizing, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Presenting the process of research in a practical sequence, including separate chapters on finding, analyzing, and integrating sources, the authors illustrate each stage of the process with compelling examples of student and professional writing. Using a flexible and goal-oriented approach, the authors have created a text that blends the best features of a theoretically informed rhetoric, an interdisciplinary reading anthology, and a research guide. WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH, Ninth Edition, provides helpful and engaging exercises, frequent opportunities to write, and many occasions for discussion and critical response.

Richard Veit, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Richard Veit (Ph.D and MA from University of Iowa) is a full professor in the University of North Carolina's English Department where he as taught for many years. He is also the author of DISCOVERING ENGLISH GRAMMAR, 2nd Edition (Longman, 1999); RESEARCH: THE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS , 4th Edition (Longman, 2004); and THE LITTLE WRITING BOOK (Prentice Hall, 1982).

Christopher Gould, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Christopher Gould (Ph.D and MA from University of South Carolina) is also a long-time professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where he is currently Director of the Center for Faculty Leadership. He has also authored CRITICAL ISSUES ON CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (Longman, 1986).

Kathleen Gould,

Kathleen Gould (B.A, M.Ed from Southwestern Oklahoma University) retired at the end of 2011 from teaching. She taught for 25 years at UNC Wilmington, first as a part time instructor and then as a full-time lecturer. She used every edition of Writing, Reading and Research in teaching her composition courses and considers herself, of all of the credited authors, the expert on how to use the book effectively. Her most recent publication prior to this edition of the textbook was an article in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, in fall 2008.
  • The ninth edition features updated models and exercises to reflect changes in bibliographical format introduced in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, seventh edition.
  • The introduction to research, which previously concluded Chapter 1, has been moved to Chapter 9.
  • More than a dozen new readings and student writing samples have been incorporated to provide flexible, timely resources for assignments.
  • New units on annotated bibliographies and surveys/questionnaires have been added to Chapters 10 and 11, respectively.
  • Coverage of argument has been expanded in Chapter 15.
  • Many exercises have also been updated.
  • This three-in-one text blends the best features of a theoretically informed rhetoric, an interdisciplinary reading anthology, and a research handbook.
  • Numerous activities accompany the end-of-chapter readings, including freewriting opportunities, group work, review questions, discussion questions, and mini-interest projects.
  • Sample student research papers in Chapters 1 through 9 illustrate the continuum of the research process and the different aspects it entails, from personal observation to the more formal techniques of data collection.
1. Introduction to Writing.
Writing. Writing Habits and Strategies. Writing from Observation. Audience and Purpose. Student Writing. "It''s Not about Looking Cute" by Carolee Winter. Prewriting. Composing a First Draft. Student Writing. "A Night at the Roller Derby" by Carolee Winter. Peer Review. Guidelines: Peer Review. Revising. Editing and Proofreading. Developing Your Own Writing Routines. Guidelines: Writing an Essay That Incorporates Primary Research. Reading Selection. The Holly Pageant" by Lavonne Adams. Freewriting. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Readings. "Passage to Manhood" by Fred D. McGhee II. "The Price of Parsimony" by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. About the Rest of This Book  
2. Introduction to Reading.
Reading Habits and Strategies. Interpreting Texts. Audience. Tacit Knowledge. Context. Efferent and Aesthetic Approaches to Reading. Responding to Reading. Reading Response Groups. Practice Reading. "A Short History of Love" by Lawrence Stone. Student Writing. Janet''s Freewriting. Alex''s Freewriting. Agnes''s Freewriting. Guidelines: Group Work. Reading Selection. "The Future of Reading" by Steven Levy. Freewriting. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing.  
3. Strategies for Reading.
Inferences. Context. Strategies for Understanding. Surveying a Text. Prereading. "Curling Up with a Good Screen," by Jacob Weisberg. Responding to Textual Clues. Recognizing Transitions. Reading with a Pencil. Practice Reading. "Relationships with Maturing Children" by Diane E. Papalia, Sally Wendkos Olds, and Ruth Duskin Feldman. Guidelines: Annotating and Underlining for Recall. Practice Reading. Keeping Parents off Campus" by Judith R. Shapiro. Annotating to Stimulate Response. Practice Reading. "Some Geography, Some History" by Wallace Stegner. Practice Reading. "The Dehydrated States of America" by John Ibbitson  
Keeping a Reading Journal. Practice Reading. "From Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig. Checklist: Reading Strategies. Readings Selections. "Learning How to Learn" by Glenn C. Altschuler. "Adapting to College Life in an Era of Heightened Stress" by Glenn C. Altschuler. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Readings. "The Challenge of First-Generation College Students" by Roland Merullo. "Pressure and Competition" by Richard Kadison and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo.   
4. Reading for the Main Idea.
General and Specific Categories. Deductive and Inductive Organization. Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences. Identifying Topic Sentences. Restating the Main Idea. Paragraphs with Implied Main Ideas. Detecting Implications. Questioning Implications. A Further Comment on Paragraphs. Reading Selection. "Tales of a Modern Diva" by Jessica Bennett. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Reading. "Listening to Boys'' Voices" by William Pollack.
5. Paraphrasing.
Paraphrase as a Reading Strategy. Using Paraphrase in Writing. Paraphrasing for a Different Audience. Paraphrasing an Argument. Paraphrasing in Research Papers. Guidelines: Effective Paraphrasing Reading Selection. "Another Day, Another Indignity" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Reading. "Who Moved My Ability to Reason?" by Barbara Ehrenreich.
6. Summarizing.
Summary and Paraphrase. Writing Summaries. Guidelines: Summarizing Longer Passages. Practice Reading. "Stereotyping: Homogenizing People" by J. Dan Rothwell. Uses of Summary. Summarizing an Argument. Summarizing in Research Papers. Guidelines: Effective Summarizing. Reading Selection. "What Meets the Eye" by Daniel Akst. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Readings." Shame on Us: How an Obsession with Obesity Turned Fat into a Moral
Failing" by Hannah Lobel."Fat Gregg Is Dead" by Gregg Paz.   
7. Synthesizing.
A Brief Summary Report. Practice Reading. "Readings on Thomas Kinkade" by Brooke Cameron, Karal Ann Marling, and Mark Pohlad. Practice Reading. Gallery of Accucations: New Wave of Gallery Owners Allege Fraud by Thomas Kinkade. by Brad A. Greenberg  
Guidelines: Writing a Brief Summary Report. An Objective Report on Sources. Practice Readings. Why I Love It" by Kurt Soller. "And Why I Hate It" by Sarah Kliff. The Obligation of Acknowledging Sources. The List of Works Cited. Parenthetical Notes. Reading Selection. "Service Learning" by Kay S. Hymowitz. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Reading. The Great American Internship Swindle" by Jean Chatzke. "Serve or Fail" by Dave Eggers.
8. Analyzing Texts.
Analyzing the Parts. Purpose. Audience. Main Idea. Development. Organization and Coherence. Writing a Brief Reading Analysis. Practice Reading. "Valentine''s Day from My Side of the Counter" by Clancy Martin. Reading Selection. "Despite the Survey, the Kids Are All Right" by Jonah Goldberg. Freewriting. Group Work. Review Questions. Discussion Questions. Writing. Additional Readings. Saving the ''Lost Boys'' of Higher Education" by Robert B. Smith. "For Women on Campuses, Access Doesn''t Equal Success" by MaryAnn Baenniger.
9. Beginning a Research Project.
Research. The Research Paper. Primary and Secondary Research. Benefits of Doing Research. Learning an Essential Skill. Contributing to Scholarship. Gaining Personal Knowledge. The Research Process. A Research Assignment. The Finished Product. A Sample Standard Research Paper. Student Writing. The Great Digital Shift in Music" by Robert Tenant. A Sample Personal Research Paper. Student Writing. "Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): The Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease" by Tracy LaFon. Your Research Schedule: Planning in Advance. A Research Notebook. Your Research Topic. Generating Ideas. Brainstorming. Developing an Idea: Clustering.
10. Finding Library Sources.
Beginning Your Research. Your Campus Library. Electronic Resources. Networks. Using Your Library''s Research Tools. Finding Books and Other Library Holdings. Encyclopedias and Other General Reference Works. Finding Articles: Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers. Locating Periodicals. Microforms. Library Vandalism--A Crime against Scholarship. Using Electronic Databases. A Sample Search for Periodical Sources. Finding Government Documents. Internet Resources. Web Search Engines. The Reference Librarian--The Most Resourceful Resource. The Annotated Bibliography. Format for Writing Annotated Bibliographies. Writing the Annotations. A Brief Sample of an Annotated Bibliography.
11. Using Sources Outside the Library: Interviews, Letters of Inquiry, and Surveys.
Interviewing Sources. Arranging the Interview. Conducting the Interview. Writing for Information. Surveys, Questionnaires, and Assessment. A Sample Survey. Resources for Conducting Surveys and Designing Questionnaires. Still Other Sources.
12. Putting Your Sources to Work.
A Research Prospectus. The Working Bibliography. Using Your Sources. Reading Your Sources. Evaluating Your Sources. Narrowing Your Paper''s Focus. Formulating and Refining a Plan. Taking Notes on Note Cards. Avoiding Plagiarism. Guidelines: Avoiding Plagiarism.  
13. Using Sources in Research Writing.
The Conventions of Reporting. Options for Presenting Sources. Paraphrase. Direct Quotations of a Sentence. Quoting Part of a Sentence. Quoting Longer Passages. Acknowledging Sources. Relying on Experts. Paraphrasing Sources. Quoting Sources. Punctuating Quotations. Altering Questions. When to Quote and When to Paraphrase. A Further Note on Plagiarism. Practice with Using Sources. Writing a Brief Objective Research Essay. Writing a Brief Subjective Research Essay.  
14. Writing and Revising the Research Paper.
Getting Organized. Formulating a Thesis Statement. Sorting Your Notes. Updating Your Outline. Writing the First Good Draft. Guidelines: Research Writing. Some Practical Writing Tips. Getting Started. Writing the Opening. Writing the Conclusion. Giving Your Paper a Title. Editing and Revising. Reworking Your Paper. Checklist: Editing and Revising. Getting Advice from Other Readers. Typing and Proofreading Your Polished Draft
15. Argument: Reading, Writing, and Research.
Emotional Persuasion. Logical Argument. The Structure of Logical Argument: Claims, Evidence, and Values. Varieties of Evidence. Ethical and Emotional Appeals. Informal Analysis of Arguments. {Practice Reading. "Not Going to the Chapel" by Rich Benjamin. A Critique of an Argument. Guidelines: Writing a Critique of an Argument. Practice Reading. "Workplace Worrywarts: The Rise of the ''Going Postal'' Industry" by Michelle Cottle. An Argumentative Research Essay. Purpose. Thesis. Audience. Persona. Evidence. Opposition. Organization. A Sample Argumentative Essay. Student Writing. "A Cure for World Hunger or ''Frankenfood''?: The Controversy over Genetically Modified Foods" by Justin Petersen.
A. List of Works Cited (MLA Format).
Bibliographic Formats. General Guidelines--MLA Format. Citing Electronic Sources. Model Entries: MLA Format. Sources in Books  
Books. Selections from Books. Sources in Periodicals and Newspapers. Other Sources. Internet and Electronic Sources.
B. Parenthetical Notes (MLA Format).
Types of Notes. Parenthetical Notes. Some Special Cases. When Are Notes Needed? How Many Notes Are Enough? How Much Material Can One Note Cover? Information Footnotes.
C. Research Paper Format(MLA Style).
Format for Your Polished Draft. A Formal Outline. Standard Numbering System. Paper Title. Decimal System. Topic and Sentence Outlines.
D. APA Format.
Formats Other Than MLA. APA Style. APA Bibliographic Citations (Reference List). Model Entries. Books. Selections from Books. Periodicals and Newspapers. Other Sources. Internet and Electronic Sources. Notes in APA Style. Sample Pages in APA Style
E. Format Featuring, Numbered References.
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