Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

ISBN-10: 0226816389

ISBN-13: 9780226816388

Edition: 8th 2013

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A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than eight million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers.The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers. 
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Gregory G. Colomb (1951–2011) was professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. He is�coauthor, with Wayne C. Booth and�Joseph M. Williams, of the best-selling guide The Craft of Research,�published by the University of Chicago Press.

A Note to Students
Research and Writing: From Planning to Production
Overview of Part I
What Research Is and How Researchers Think about It
How Researchers Think about Their Aims
Three Kinds of Questions That Researchers Ask
Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesis
Find a Question in Your Topic
Propose Some Working Answers
Build a Storyboard to Plan and Guide Your Work
Organize a Writing Support Group
Finding Useful Sources
Understand the Kinds of Sources Readers Expect You to Use
Record Your Sources Fully, Accurately, and Appropriately
Search for Sources Systematically
Evaluate Sources for Relevance and Reliability
Look beyond the Usual Kinds of References
Engaging Sources
Read Generously to Understand, Then Critically to Engage and Evaluate
Take Notes Systematically
Take Useful Notes
Write as You Read
Review Your Progress
Manage Moments of Normal Panic
Planning Your Argument
What a Research Argument Is and Is Not
Build Your Argument around Answers to Readers' Questions
Turn Your Working Hypothesis into a Claim
Assemble the Elements of Your Argument
Distinguish Arguments Based on Evidence from Arguments Based on Warrants
Assemble an Argument
Planning a First Draft
Avoid Unhelpful Plans
Create a Plan That Meets Your Readers' Needs
File Away Leftovers
Drafting Your Report
Draft in the Way That Feels Most Comfortable
Develop Productive Drafting Habits
Use Your Key Terms to Keep Yourself on Track
Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize Appropriately
Integrate Quotations into Your Text
Use Footnotes and Endnotes Judiciously
Interpret Complex or Detailed Evidence Before You Offer It
Be Open to Surprises
Guard against Inadvertent Plagiarism
Guard against Inappropriate Assistance
Work Through Chronic Procrastination and Writer's Block
Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figures
Choose Verbal or Visual Representations
Choose the Most Effective Graphic
Design Tables and Figures
Communicate Data Ethically
Revising Your Draft
Check for Blind Spots in Your Argument
Check Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Claim
Make Sure the Body of Your Report Is Coherent
Check Your Paragraphs
Let Your Draft Cool, Then Paraphrase It
Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusion
Draft Your Final Introduction
Draft Your Final Conclusion
Write Your Title Last
Revising Sentences
Focus on the First Seven or Eight Words of a Sentence
Diagnose What You Read
Choose the Right Word
Polish It Up
Give It Up and Print It Out
Learning from Your Returned Paper
Find General Principles in Specific Comments
Talk to Your Instructor
Presenting Research in Alternative Forums
Plan Your Oral Presentation
Design Your Presentation to Be Listened To
Plan Your Poster Presentation
Plan Your Conference Proposal
On the Spirit of Research
Source Citation
General Introduction to Citation Practices
Reasons for Citing Your Sources
The Requirements of Citation
Two Citation Styles
Electronic Sources
Preparation of Citations
Citation Management Software
Notes-Bibliography Style: The Basic Form
Basic Patterns
Short Forms for Notes
Motes-Bibliography Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
Journal Articles
Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
Additional Types of Published Sources
Unpublished Sources
Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups
Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
Public Documents
One Source Quoted in Another
Author-Date Style: The Basic Form
Basic Patterns
Reference Lists
Parenthetical Citations
Author-Date Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
Journal Articles
Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
Additional Types of Published Sources
Unpublished Sources
Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups
Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
Public Documents
One Source Quoted in Another
Compounds and Words Formed with Prefixes
Line Breaks
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Hyphens and Dashes
Parentheses and Brackets
Quotation Marks
Multiple Punctuation Marks
Names, Special Terms, and Titles of Works
Special Terms
Titles of Works
Words or Numerals?
Plurals and Punctuation
Date Systems
Numbers Used outside the Text
General Principles
Names and Titles
Geographical Terms
Time and Dates
Units of Measure
The Bible and Other Sacred Works
Abbreviations in Citations and Other Scholarly Contexts
Quoting Accurately and Avoiding Plagiarism
Incorporating Quotations into Your Text
Modifying Quotations
Tables and Figures
General Issues
Appendix: Paper Format and Submission
General Format Requirements
Format Requirements for Specific Elements
File Preparation and Submission Requirements
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