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Cengage Ch.6

by: Rachel Rusnak

Cengage Ch.6 104

Rachel Rusnak
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Rhetorically Reading, Tracking, and Evaluating Resources.
Composing Research
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel Rusnak on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 104 at Ball State University taught by Mr. Young in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Composing Research in English at Ball State University.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
English 104 Cengage Ch.6 1) Rhetorical reading. a) Focused reading- reading with a specific goal in mind. i) Paying attention to what you read when you are reading. b) Read rhetorically- not only read for a purpose, but also pay attention to the context of the document you are reading. 2) Considering Context. a) Each resource you read has a purpose, an audience a method of delivery, and an author that help to define the context in which it was produced and distributed. i) Read through them 3 times: (1) Main points or claims of the resource to decide if it is worth reading more closely. (2) Identify the rhetorical situation of the resource so that you can understand the context; figure out how it will fit into your project’s specific rhetorical situation. (3) Annotate the resource and take notes. 3) Annotating Resources. a) Writing on or about something you read. b) Claim- the overall point that the resource is making, or its thesis. c) Reasons- support the argument or claim the author is using. d) Evidence- material provided about the object discussed as support for the reason and claims. 4) Summarizing. a) Important for 2 reasons: i) Be sure you understand the main point of the resource. ii) Keeps your research organized. (1) Who. (2) What. (3) When. (4) Where. (5) Why. (6) How. (a) Should be no more than 10% or the original resource. (b) Reflect what you found most interesting. (c) Hint at your purpose for using the resource. 5) Paraphrasing. a) Put the author’s argument or ideas into your own words. i) You don’t want to condense, and possibly lose, some of the idea in the resource, but you need to use different language when you share the information with your audience. 6) Tracking and Evaluating Data. a) It is much more efficient and will better prepare you for the final presentation of your research, if you systematically track the data you collect. i) Verify. ii) Copy. iii) Respond. (1) Validity- the logical appropriateness of the methods for a specific study. English 104 (a) Internal structure. (b) External comparisons. iv) Fill the Gaps. (1) Trace the resources referred to in one of your most useful, credible, and valid resources. (2) Evaluate the types of resources and data you have already collected.


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