From Inquiry to Academic Writing helps students understand academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing. With a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach, the text demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing. An extensive thematic reader brings students into interdisciplinary debates that not only bear on their college careers but also reflect larger cultural issues that they will encounter outside the academy.



The fourth edition provides extensive coverage of academic habits and skills (reflection, summarization, synthesis, and visual analysis) and features more than 40% new readings grouped by interdisciplinary themes.



Combine the text with LaunchPad for From Inquiry to Academic Writing for even more engaging content and new ways to get the most out of your course. This LaunchPad includes




  • Interactive exercises and tutorials for reading, writing, and research



  • LearningCurve adaptive, game-like practice that helps students focus on the topics where they need the most help, such as fallacies, claims, evidence, and other key elements of argument



  • Text-specific reading comprehension quizzes



  • Practice sequences to help students apply the strategies of observing, asking questions, and examining alternatives.

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