Denise Snee, Kristin Houlton, and Nancy Heckel
Research, Analysis, and Writing explores the different stages of a research project, from defining an issue and developing a research question to creating an essay that incorporates critical sources. Chapters include:
- Writing and Research in the Academic Sphere;
- Research Proposals and Thesis Statements;
- Asking the Right Questions: Academic Honesty, Critical Thinking, Rhetorical Analysis, and Writing Surveys;
- Critical Thinking, Source Evaluations, and Analyzing Academic Writing;
- Using Materials from Sources;
- Let the Writing Begin;
- Drafts, Conclusions, and Abstracts; and
- It's Not Over 'til the Revising, Editing, & Proofreading Are.
Published 2012; Revised 2017.
Helen Beth Driver, Natascha Gast, and Susan Lowman-Thomas
In Effectiveness in Writing, readers will learn how to evaluate and write argumentative essays and continue to develop and strengthen knowledge of research and citation. Chapters include:
- Developing Strong Research Techniques;
- Constructing Credible Arguments, Reading Critically, and Writing Effectively;
- Negotiating the Opposition and Using the Toulmin Method of Argumentation;
- Using the Toulmin Method Continued, Creating Argumentative Claims, and Using Reliable Sources;
- Using the Rogerian Method of Argumentation;
- Using the Rogerian Method Continued; and
- Using the Middle Ground Method of Argumentation.
Bethanie Hansen, David Whitehouse, and Cathy Silverman
Introduction to Music Appreciation is about listening, appreciating, understanding, and discussing music. It explores the history, aesthetics, and criticism of Western music for an enhanced understanding of the topic. Chapters include:
- Musical Elements, Critical Listening, and Course Overview;
- Early Western Art Music;
- The Baroque Era;
- The Classical Era;
- The Romantic Period;
- Twentieth-Century Music;
- Jazz; and
- Music of the World.