Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum

ISBN-10: 1413002374

ISBN-13: 9781413002379

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Susan M. Hubbuch

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Not just a research paper manual, this Thomson's Advantage Books edition of Hubbuch's proven text initiates students into the community of academic disciplines, enabling them to write meaningful and cogent academic papers in a variety of courses across the curriculum. Offering top quality content at a price sensitive to a student's budget, WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM is suitable for beginning students who are learning the research process to more advanced students who simply need a reference manual.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 6/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

What Is A Research Paper?
How to Use This Guide
Overview: What is a Research Paper
Learning, Thinking, and Research Papers
The Evidence
Facts
Inferences
Judgments
Evaluating the Evidence
Sources of Evidence and Types of Research Projects
Summary
Where Do I Begin?
The Researcher''s Notebook
Deciding on the Research Question/Assumption That You Are Going to Test
Formulating Your Research Question/Assumption
Formulating Your Working Hypothesis/Thesis
Discovering Assumptions About Your Area of Investigation
Turning Judgmental Statements Into Inferences
Defining Your Terms
Choosing Your Research Strategy--Research Questions
A Few More Words About Research Projects and Testing
Studies and Experiments
A Review or a Review of the Literature Paper
Critical Papers
A Research Proposal
A Final Note
Planning Ahead: Developing a Work Schedule
Finding the Evidence
The Researcher''s Stance
Sources and Resources
Sources: Where Do I Find What I Need to Know? Authoritative Sources
Resources
The Research Process
What to Expect and How to Manage
Bibliographic "Filing" Systems
Searching for Potential Sources
Know Your Database
Searches by Subject and Keyword
What Your Search Will Produce
Locating Print Sources
Evaluating Online Sources
Information to Record About Electronic Sources
Summary
Reading Critically and Taking Notes
Reading Actively and Critically: An Overview
Previewing Your Sources
Determining the Quality of Your Sources
Deciding What to Read First
Coping With Difficult Material
Reading to Understand What an Author Is Doing and Saying
Questions to Ask About What an Author Is Doing
Questions To Ask About What An Author Is Saying
Writing To Comprehend What You Are Reading
Critiquing Your Sources
Keeping Track of Sources
Creating Files and a Cataloging System
Creating a Working Bibliography
Writing Summaries (with a Few Words about Annotated Bibliographies)
Recording Specific Pieces of Information
Facts or Data
Specifics about the Author''s Views
Dealing with Material an Author Has Taken from Other Sources
Summary
Writing Your Paper
The Writing Process: An Overview
Writing for Readers
Working from Whole to Part
Maps of the Territory
Writing an Abstract: Your First Rough Draft
Reviewing Your Evidence
A Report on a Study or Experiment
General Format
The First Section: Introduction, review of the Literature, Statement of the Hypothesis
The Second Section: A Description of Your Study, Including Data and Methodology
The Third Section: Results, Discussion, Conclusions
Appendixes and Reference List
The Abstract
General Guidelines For Writing the Report
A Review or a Review of the Literature Paper
A Critical Paper
Developing Your Thesis Statement
Writing An Abstract of Your Paper: your Fist Draft
Creating a Map of the Territory
Drafting and Revising
May I Use The First Person in My Paper? And Other Issues Related to Style
Summary
How To and How Not To Incorporate Your Evidence Into Your Paper
If You Don''t Use and Acknowledge Your Sources Properly, You May End Up Plagiarizing
What Plagiarism Is
Common Sources of Unintentional Plagiarism
Using and Acknowledging Your Sources Properly
Use What You Need Where You Need It--And Document What you Have Used
Using Discrete Pieces of Information
Summarizing the Work of Others
Experts Openly Acknowledge Their Sources In The Body of Their Papers, So Should You
Summarizing The Work and Ideas of Another Expert: How Experienced Writers Do It
Using Direct Quotations Properly
Polishing Your Final Draft
Copyediting and Proofreading: Some Strategies
Copyediting and Proofreading: Issues to Consider
The Format of the Paper
Documenting Your Sources: The Basics
Choosing a Documentation Style
Understanding Documentation Systems and Styles
The Two Basic Premises of Documentation
Basic Systems and Styles of Documentation
System
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