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ERIC Number: ED377519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Controlled Research: Putting Text to the Test.
Brand, Alice G.
A rhetorical analysis procedure assists upper-division students in any academic field to learn how to read, interpret, and evaluate disciplinary arguments, and how to communicate this thoroughly and thoughtfully in a well integrated essay. In a warm-up exercise, the class discusses a representative article, research study, or essay in the discipline. Students also write an abstract of the article and compare it to the author's abstract, if one exists. In the main part of the activity, students read two articles chosen by the instructor that represent opposing sides on a major issue in the field. Students write abstracts of the articles and, using guidelines provided, evaluate the merits of the opposing arguments. Students then choose to support one side or the other in a five to seven page paper. Students must incorporate into their papers two or three carefully chosen direct quotes, two paraphrases, and three secondary sources. In so doing, they work on gracefully introducing a quote and an indirect quote and paraphrasing without plagiarizing. (Guidelines for reading, evaluating, and writing about the articles are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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