Bedford Researcher

ISBN-10: 0312475624
ISBN-13: 9780312475628
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Mike Palmquist
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Tech-savvy and student-friendly,The Bedford Researcheraddresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use. It follows real student writers from their initial research questions all the way to designing their final essays, integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. Clearly organized and readable,The Bedford Researcherstrips away the complexities of research writing and empowers students to write with confidence.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction for Writers
Joining the Conversation
Getting Started
How can I research and write with confidence?
How can I choose an appropriate topic?
Exploring and Narrowing Your Topic
How can I explore my topic?
How can I narrow my topic?
Developing Your Research Question and Proposal
How can I develop my research question?
What is a research proposal and how can I create one?
Working with Sources
Reading Critically
How does reading critically differ from evaluating?
How can I use my research question to read critically?
How can I read with an attitude?
What strategies can I use to read actively?
What should I pay attention to as I read?
How many times should I read a source?
Evaluating Sources
What factors should I use to evaluate a source?
Should I evaluate all types of sources in the same way?
Taking Notes
How can I record my notes?
What methods can I use to take notes and avoid plagiarism?
Avoiding Plagiarism
What is plagiarism?
What are research ethics?
What is common knowledge?
What is "fair use" and when should I ask permission to use a source?
Why do writers plagiarize?
How can I avoid plagiarism?
What should I do if I���m accused of plagiarism

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