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A Sequence for Academic Writing [RENTAL EDITION], 7th edition

  • Laurence Behrens
  • Leonard J. Rosen

Published by Pearson (January 11th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

7th edition


This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. 

For courses in First-Year Composition — Rhetoric, Writing Across the Curriculum, or Writing in the Disciplines.

A brief rhetoric focusing on the key strategies that any academic writer needs to know—summary, synthesis, analysis, and critique.

A Sequence for Academic Writing focuses on the critical reading and writing strategies that readers and students need in order to thoughtfully interpret and incorporate source material into their own papers. Building off the hallmark writing instruction of the best-selling Writing and Reading Across the Curriculumthe authors adapted its rhetoric portion to be used apart from any additional reading content. The resulting learning resource employs high-interest readings from a range of disciplines that allow readers to practice these strategies and skills, along with numerous student papers that model the kinds of academic texts that students are expected to produce.

The 7th Edition offers a major revision of a familiar text that freshens examples, clarifies and expands instruction, and generally makes more accessible a book that has helped introduce numerous readers to source-based writing in a variety of settings.


Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Thinking and Writing in College


I. Structures

2. Reading with Attention

3. Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources

4. Quoting Sources, Using Signal Phrases, and Making Standard 'Moves'

5. Critical Reading and Critique

6. Explanatory Synthesis

7. Argument Synthesis

8. Analysis


II. Strategies

9. Writing as a Process

10. Locating, Mining, and Citing Sources

11. Practicing Academic Writing

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