More so than ever before, in this 6th edition of Writing in the Disciplines Mary Kennedy, William Kennedy, and Hadley Smith have taken the opportunity to combine all of their own knowledge and experience with the very best source of feedback available - the users of their own text. The authors have created a text with suggestions from students, instructors, and reviewers that uses the very best qualities of its previous editions while striving to break new ground. The rhetoric teaches students the fundamental strategies for all phases of academic writing — critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, organizing, drafting, revising, editing, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology offers engaging reading selections that introduce students to the issues and the methods of study in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that serve as idea banks for their writing assignments. Throughout, students learn 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.
An anthology of readings that represent various rhetorical approaches across academic disciplines, such as the humanities, the natural sciences and technology, and the social sciences. The point is to help student gain the ability to think critically and reason cogently as the learn the conventions of the different disciplines. Revised from the 1996 edition (first in 1987) with new and sometimes controversial selections on current topics such as rock music, cultural values, and cloning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)