For undergraduate-level courses in Composition, English, and Writing that focus on academic writing and writing from sources. This combination rhetoric/anthology shows students how to read academic texts effectively and how to use them as sources for college papers in a variety of disciplines. In this 6th edition of Writing in the Disciplines, Mary Kennedy and William Kennedy have combined their expertise with more suggestions than ever before from students, instructors, and reviewers to retain the text's best qualities while now emphasizing academic writing as ongoing conversations in multiple genres. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, presenting issues and methods of inquiring in the disciplines and serving as idea banks for writing. Throughout, students learn how to work individually and collaboratively as they move through the entire process of writing from sources o from reading the original source to planning, drafting and revising academic essays.William J. Kennedy is the author of 'Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric for Academic Writers', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132319997 and ISBN 0132319993.