Political Science Student Writer's Manual

ISBN-10: 0131892592
ISBN-13: 9780131892590
Edition: 5th 2006
List price: $49.00
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Description: This comprehensive, practical writer's manual is designed to helpreaders accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time. The manual considers the different types of papers common  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This comprehensive, practical writer's manual is designed to helpreaders accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time. The manual considers the different types of papers common to political science at all levels, at the introductory level, and at the advanced levelexploring the purposes and characteristics of each paper, the steps for writing a successful paper, and typical formats. The volume provides a handbook of style for political science, guide to distance learning and the Internet and writing assignments for all levels. For those interested in improving the political science writing.

To the Student
To the Teacher
A Handbook of Style for Political Science
Writing as Communication
Writing to Learn
The Writing Process
Writing Competently
Grammar and Style
Punctuation
Paper Formats
General Page Formats
Tables, Illustrations, Figures, and Appendixes
Text
Citing Sources
The APSA Author-Date System
Avoiding Plagiarism
Conducting Research in Political Science
Organizing the Research Process
Gaining Control of the Research Process
Effective Research Methods
How to Conduct a Literature Review
Library Information Resources
Reference Books
Periodical Indexes
Statistics
Government Agencies
Private Research Organizations
List of Political Science Periodicals
Internet Resources
Writing Resources on the Internet
Politics and Government Resources on the Internet
Political Science Resources on the Internet
Assessing the Quality of Internet Resources
Writing the Fundamentals of Scholarship
Book Reviews and Article Critiques
Book Reviews
Article Critiques
Traditional Research Papers
Definition: Traditional Studies in Political Science
Traditional Political Science Research Papers
Critical Thinking and Acting in Politics
Writing to Communicate and Act
Letters to Newspaper Editors
Op-ed Essays
Letters to Elected Representatives
Table of Forms of Proper Address
Critical Thinking Exercises
An Introduction to the Observation of Politics
Directions for an Exercise in Observation: Campaign Commercials
Directions for Writing on Allegory Analysis
Allegory 1: Plato's Ring of Gyges
Allegory 2: Rawls' Veil of Ignorance
Allegory 3: Foucault's Panopticon
Writing Assignments for Advanced Students
Policy Analysis Papers
The Basics of Policy Analysis
Prelude to Policy Analysis: Policy Analysis Research Proposals
Policy Analysis Papers
Amicus Curiae Briefs
How to Write Amicus Curiae Briefs for the United States Supreme Court
Resources for Writing an Amicus Curiae Brief
Public Opinion Survey Papers
The Scope and Purpose of a Public Opinion Survey Paper
Steps in Writing a Public Opinion Survey Paper
Elements of a Public Opinion Survey Paper
Glossary of Political Science Terms
Bibliography
Index

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