By Lee A. Jacobus

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ISBN: 1457604361
EAN: 9781457604362
ASIN: 1457604361
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2013-01-04
Number of Pages: 960
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A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers (9th Edition)

Booklet Details:
ISBN: 1457604361
EAN: 9781457604362
ASIN: 1457604361
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2013-01-04
Number of Pages: 960
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Unlike the questions derived from annotation, their purpose is to stimulate a classroom discussion so that you can benefit from hearing others’ thoughts on these issues. Naturally, subjects for essays can arise from such discussion, but the discussion is most important for refining and focusing your ideas. The writing assignments, on the other hand, are explicitly meant to provide a useful starting point for producing an essay of five hundred to one thousand words. A sample suggestion for writing about Machiavelli follows: Machiavelli advises the prince to study history and reflect on the actions of great men.

Reviewing The process of review, which takes place after a careful reading, is much more useful if you have annotated and underlined the text well. To a large extent, the review process can be devoted to accounting for the primary ideas that have been uncovered by your annotations and underlinings. For example, reviewing the Machiavelli annotations shows that the following ideas are crucial to Machiavelli’s thinking: • The prince’s profession should be war, so the most successful princes are probably experienced in the military.

What assumptions does the author make about his subject matter? Has the author provided clear support for the argument in terms of evidence, example, or expert testimony? Which details in the argument are the most important? Are they convincing? How significant is this argument for me personally? For society generally? Questioning Freud. At the beginning of “The Oedipus Complex” (p. 915) by Sigmund Freud, three questions suggest points that the reader might use to focus attention on the essay: • What is the Oedipus complex?

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