How to Write a BA Thesis A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

ISBN-10: 0226481263
ISBN-13: 9780226481265
Edition: 2005
Authors: Charles Lipson
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Description: Charles Lipson, an experienced professor, offers practical, friendly advice to students facing the daunting challenge of researching and writing their senior thesis, the capstone of US college education.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Charles Lipson, an experienced professor, offers practical, friendly advice to students facing the daunting challenge of researching and writing their senior thesis, the capstone of US college education.

Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, as well as How to Write a BA Thesis and Cite Right, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Getting Started
How to Read This Book
Introduction
Useful Nuts and Bolts
Framing Your Topic
Taking Effective Notes and Avoiding Plagiarism
Refining Your Topic, Writing a Proposal, and Beginning Research
Conducting Your Research
What Is Good Thesis Research?
Using Case Studies Effectively
Every Thesis Should Have a Thesis
Writing Your Best
Planning and Prewriting: How Do They Help Your Thesis?
Writing Your Best
Effective Openings, Smooth Transitions, and Strong Closings
Good Editing Makes Good Writing
Presenting Information Visually
Working Your Best
Working Efficiently
Overcoming Problems
Scheduling and Completing Your Thesis
Thesis Time Schedule
Tips and Reminders
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Do When You're All Done
Dealing with Special Requirements
Thesis Defense and Second Readers: Questions and Answers
A One-Semester Thesis
Citing Your Sources and Getting More Advice
Best Sources for More Help
Footnotes 101
Advice for New Faculty Advisers
Acknowledgments
Index

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