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Curious Researcher A Guide to Writing Research Papers

ISBN-10: 0205666116
ISBN-13: 9780205666119
Edition: 6th 2009
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Description: Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach,The Curious Researcherstresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. KEY BENEFIT: Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach,The Curious Researcherstresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. KEY BENEFIT: Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Readers are encouraged to find ways to bring their writing to life, even though they are writing with ldquo;facts.rdquo; Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and documenting source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills. Topics include information on selecting a research topic, the latest information on Internet research, advice on structuring a research paper, and full treatment of MLA and APA citation formats. Research, General Interest

Preface
Introduction: Rethinking the Research Paper
Learning and Unlearning
Using This Book
The Exercises
The Five-Week Plan
Alternatives to the Five-Week Plan
The Research Paper and the Research Report
Discovering Your PurposeHow Formal Should It Be?
When ""Bad"" Writing Is Good
Thinking Like an Academic Writer
""Essaying"" or Arguing?Becoming an Authority by Using Authorities
""It's Just My Opinion""Facts Don't Kill
The Question Habit.1
The First Week
The Importance of Getting Curious
Learning to Wonder Again
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