Exploring a rich array of media, genres, artists, and thinkers, these essays together constitute an impressively vigorous call for continued revaluation of the Black Arts Movement as a gritty, nuanced, and still-influential period of black expressive ferment. A major contribution to African American and American cultural studies. Benston, author of Performing Blackness "Like the Movement itself, this nicely illustrated collection reflects the energy, innovation, and commitment of its creators.
And I plan to continue teaching as long as KSU, or any university, continues offering me classes. I've found several of the tools useful in my own writing; I have not found a better explication of what it means to paraphrase, nor have I encountered a more useful adaptation of focused freewriting; the authors outline six steps for focusing a freewriting session by continually returning to one key passage in a text, then sketching that passage's context, paraphrasing key words and interpreting the language that seems most crucial to the passage's meaning, and, finally, working out ways the passage connects to other sections in the text or to other passages from other texts.
The authors also present a "Method" for locating strands of repetition and contrast in visual and print texts that takes a little work to get down but really proves useful in locating, rather than a "main idea" or gist, sections wherein the writer pitches ideas agaisnt each other.
It's a useful way of reading and of shaping texts; I'd even consider using the Method in a fiction workshop.
I've had some diffiiculty helping students acclimate to the drastically different way this text's authors approach writing. They use the word "analytically" quite literally; thus, analytical writing proceeds from uncertainty and involves a great deal of evidence gathering and interpretation.
Students used to summarizing and reading for a main idea with find this approach troubling. At least, a great number of my own students have had such trouble. I've found that it's necessary to have chosen a set of readings centered on, or at least loosely tethered to, a set of shared ideas; I have students then spend a week on each reading, using one of the analytical tools to try and break open a part of those readings.
It's been a difficult time, but I'm receiving some fairly solid work from all my classes, and I'm convinced their writing will only get better as the semester progresses.
And by "better," I mean more inquisitive, descriptive, deeper, and more developed. I learned a lot from this book Jul 18, Jenny rated it liked it Recommends it for: New or intermediate analytical writers I haven't quite finished this book yet, but it has some valuable information in it.
Like many of my fellows, I tested out of the intro-level writing classes, and this is probably one of the more unfortunate things that can happen to us, as many of us then only pick up by bits and pieces some of the elements that make good analytical writing and good rhetoric.
While the tone is friendly and encouraging, the prose is nevertheless fairly dense and fairly dry, which makes for slow reading. Still, I I haven't quite finished this book yet, but it has some valuable information in it. Still, I wish I'd had to read this book when I was a freshman in college.
Better yet, when I was in high school. The writing guide offers a book-length treatment of analysis, a form of thinking and writing required in virtually all college courses.PATHOPHYSIOLOGY for the ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE.
NUR sections - 3 Credits. On-Line Format. Summer specific information on how to analytically approach the study of advanced pathophysiology as well as more general information on staying organized.
Writing Analytically / Edition 6 A rhetoric that treats writing as thinking, Writing Analytically offers a sequence of specific prompts that teach students across the curriculum how to use writing to arrive at ideas.4/5(2). New.
Teacher Edition (same contents as the student edition plus extra material). Marked Not for Resale with disclaimer. New and in great condition with no missing or damaged pages.5/5(3). The popular, brief rhetoric that treats writing as thinking, WRITING ANALYTICALLY, International Edition, offers a series of prompts that lead you through the process of analysis and synthesis and help you to generate original and well-developed ideas.
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