Fourth Edition   ©2012


Reading and Writing Research

Bonnie Stone Sunstein (University of Iowa) , Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-62275-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-62275-6; Format: Paper Text, 464 pages

A writing-based introduction to research, Fieldworking helps students master fundamental rhetorical skills while studying a subculture that fascinates them. Skills include collecting material, reflecting on assumptions, drafting, revising, and maintaining a portfolio.
Abundant models from both professional and student writers include 20 readings by writers such as Gloria Naylor, Naomi Shahib Nye, Bud Goodall, and Donald Murray. Nine full student research essays and numerous shorter examples appear throughout the book—with more available on the book companion site.
Unique activities that emphasize writing, critical thinking, and self-reflection appear throughout the book. These popular exercises highlight the role of analysis, synthesis, and collaboration, and can be used individually, or as component parts of a larger research project.
Two chapters devoted entirely to college-level writing help students understand that rhetorical concepts of purpose, audience, and voice are integral to their research. The book’s last chapter guides students from rough draft to final, polished product, and appendices cover both MLA and APA documentation styles.