Reading Critically, Writing Well

By Rise B. Axelrod

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Reading seriously, Writing Well is helping scholars learn for that means and skim like a author, and it courses them as they follow what they’ve discovered to their very own writing. all the book’s nine project chapters contains a genre-specific advisor to examining that demanding situations scholars to research the authors’ recommendations in addition to a step by step consultant to writing that is helping them practice those recommendations to their very own essays within the style. With thirteen provocative new specialist choices (plus eight multimodal decisions in e-Pages), an array of pupil versions, hands-on actions for severe research and invention, and a number of possibilities for precis and synthesis, this text is the ideal selection for any teacher who desires to aid scholars discover ways to learn significantly and write good. Now with e-Pages: multimodal examining decisions that come alive on-line with movies, podcasts, quizzes, and more.

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This combined message won't ever provide ladies the ability they deserve over their our bodies and may by no means let them to make their very own judgements approximately what form of physique they wish. “Rox, why do you think that you’re fats? you're employed out forever, and also you simply obtained that new swimsuit. Why don’t you simply come right down to the pool for a short while? ” “No, i actually don’t are looking to. i believe so self-conscious with all these humans round. It makes me are looking to run and wear a major, saggy gown so nobody can inform what measurement i'm! ” “Ah, Rox, that’s particularly unhappy. you should discover ways to think in your self and your personal judgment, no longer different people’s. ” 04_AXE_38947_Ch04_129-177. indd 163 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 11/1/13 12:05 PM 164 bankruptcy 4 Reflection analyzing FOR which means This part offers 3 actions that can assist you take into consideration the meanings in Haines’s reflective essay. Your teacher may possibly ask you to do a number of of those actions in school or on-line. For extra support with summarizing, see bankruptcy 10, pp. 518–19. 1. learn to Summarize. Write a sentence or explaining what you think that Haines desires readers to appreciate concerning the celebration she describes. 2. learn to reply. Write a paragraph examining your preliminary reactions to the tips Haines provides concerning the strain ladies think approximately measuring as much as an unrealistic social thought, similar to thinness or attractiveness. for instance, ponder something that resonates along with your adventure or that turns out contradictory, awesome, or attention-grabbing, equivalent to: Haines’s statement that magazines and different media be sure the type of physique most girls hope; ● Haines’s dialogue of her mom and dad placing her on a vitamin whilst she used to be ten; ● Haines’ reaction to ladies who declare they preserve a skinny physique for “health” (pars. 11–12); ● Whether males have comparable perfect-body concerns that aren't mentioned right here, yet which are additionally worthy contemplating. ● you may as well try out spotting emotional manipulation; see bankruptcy 10, pp. 536–37. three. learn to investigate Assumptions. Write a paragraph or studying an assumption you discover interesting in Haines’s essay. for instance: Assumptions approximately excessive vanity permitting ladies to make their very own judgements. in accordance with Haines, “[s]elf-esteem performs a wide half in picking out even if girls succumb to the desire of society or whether or not they are self sustaining and confident adequate to make their very own judgements” (par. 13). To imagine seriously concerning the assumptions during this essay concerning vainness, wonder questions like those: How does anyone collect vainness? ● What are the features of vanity that let ladies to be autonomous and to make their very own judgements? ● Is a woman’s being slender constantly a sign of an issue with vanity? ● Assumptions that media have a robust influence on human habit. Haines writes that “[f]ashion, magazines, speak exhibits, ‘lite’ and fat-free meals in Take a quiz to examine your analyzing and vocabulary comprehension: bedfordstmartins. com/readingcritically 04_AXE_38947_Ch04_129-177. indd 164 11/1/13 12:05 PM Haines  •  Whose physique is that this?

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