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  1. Writing Across the ProfessionExamining Disciplinary Texts Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa Instructional Services Librarian Al Harris Library frederic.murray@swosu.edu

  2. Examining Disciplinary Texts • A discipline's discourse (its text) conceptualizes and communicates knowledge for its community.

  3. Frans B.M. de Waal –Primatologist

  4. E.O. Wilson – Myrmecologist

  5. Thomas Kuhn -Philosopher of Science

  6. John McPhee – Geology

  7. Oliver Sacks – Neurologist

  8. David Halberstam - Historian

  9. Charles Bowden - Journalist Charles Bowden is the author of eleven books including A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Dog; Down By the River: Drugs, Money, Murder and Family; Juárez: The Laboratory of our Future; Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America; Desierto: Memories of the Future; Red Line; Blue Desert; and (with Michael Binstein) Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions.

  10. Michael E. Porter – Business

  11. Examining Disciplinary Texts • Review your selected text • Locate 2 similar texts in assigned field • Utilize database 1(JSTOR) • Utilize website 1 (Openthesis) • Compare the 3 texts • Report back to the class similarities/digressions • Be prepared to discuss

  12. Examining Disciplinary Texts • Frans B.M. de Waal – Primatology:We’re All Machiavellians • E.O. Wilson – Myrmecology/ Entomology:In the Company of Ants • Thomas Kuhn – Philosophy of Science: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions • John McPhee – Geology: Basin & Range • Oliver Sacks – Neurology: A Bolt from the Blue • David Halberstam – History:A Warning at Unsan • Charles Bowden – Journalism/Law:Lord of the Drug Ring • Michael Porter – Business: • Porter, Michael E. "WHY AMERICA NEEDS AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY." BusinessWeek 10 Nov. 2008: 38+. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010 • Porter, Michael E., and Forest L. Reinhardt. "A Strategic Approach to Climate." Harvard Business Review 85.10 (2007): 22-26.Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010. • Porter, Michael. "Leader as Strategist." Leadership Excellence 23.6 (2006): 6-7. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010.

  13. Citations De Wall, Frans B.M. “We’re All Machiavellians. ”The Best American Science Writing 2006. New York; Harper, 2006. Print. Wilson, E.O. “In the Company of Ants.” In Search of Nature. Washington D.C.; Island Press, 1996. Print. Kuhn, Thomas. “Introduction: A Role for History.” The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago; U of Chicago P, 1996. Print. McPhee, John. “Basin and Range.” The Second John McPhee Reader. New York; Farrar, 1996. Print. Sacks, Oliver. “A Bolt from the Blue.” The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2008. Boston; Houghton, 2008. Print. Halberstam, David. “A Warning at Unsan.” The Coldest Winter. New York; Hyperion, 2007. Print. Bowden, Charles. “Lord of the Drug Ring.” The Best American Crime Writing 2004. New York; Pantheon, 2004. Print. Porter, Michael E. "WHY AMERICA NEEDS AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY." BusinessWeek 10 Nov. 2008: 38+. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010 Porter, Michael E., and Forest L. Reinhardt. "A Strategic Approach to Climate." Harvard Business Review 85.10 (2007): 22-26.Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010. Porter, Michael. "Leader as Strategist." Leadership Excellence 23.6 (2006): 6-7. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Feb. 2010.

  14. Writing Your Paper • Writing Center • Located in the basement of the library • Call for appointment #774-7083 • MLA Style • Style Sheets • MLA Handbook at Reference & Circulation Desk • http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/

  15. Questions? • Contact me: • Frederic Murray • 774-7113 • frederic.murray@swosu.edu

  16. Thanks!