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McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers

ISBN-10: 0071629890
ISBN-13: 9780071629898
Edition: 2010
Authors: Carol Ellison
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Carol Ellison is a seasoned composition instructor. She teaches on the writing faculty of Rutgers University.

Preface
Getting Started
Interpreting the Assignment
Types of Assignments
Choosing a Research Topic
Developing a Working Thesis
Analyzing Your Audience
Writing a Proposal
Doing Your Research
Searching the Internet
Using Library and Database Resources
Finding Books at the Library
Using Library Catalogs
Browsing for Information
Looking up Articles in Periodicals
Identifying Appropriate Sources
Identifying Reputable Online Sources
Identifying Reputable Print Sources
Reading Critically
Documenting Your Research
Narrowing (or Expanding) Your Search
Writing Annotated Bibliographies
Conducting Original Research
Surveys
Interviews
Crafting Your Outline
Making Lists
Making Charts
Creating an Outline
Identifying a Thesis
Identifying Topics and Arguments
Outlining a Five-Paragraph Paper
Expanding beyond Five Paragraphs
Comparing and Contrasting Ideas and Information
Preparing Your Draft
Introductions
Paragraphs
Writing Topic Sentences
Adding Evidence
Writing Transition Sentences
Conclusions
Revising Your Work
Avoiding Plagiarism
Protecting Yourself against Plagiarism
Choosing a Documentation Style
Quotations/Citations
Summaries/Paraphrases
Bibliographies/Works Cited
Avoiding Bias
Polishing Your Writing
Vocabulary
Checking Your Usage
Avoiding the "I"Trap
Polishing the Prose
Words
Preparing Your Submission
Pictures/Graphics
The Final Checklist
Getting Ready for the Next Time
Interpreting Feedback
Keeping a Portfolio
The Dewey Decimal System
The Library of Congress Classification System
About the Author

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