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Writing the Research Paper 2009 A Handbook

ISBN-10: 0495799653

ISBN-13: 9780495799658

Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Anthony C. Winkler, Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell, Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell, Anthony C. Winkler

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List price: $72.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Born in Belgium, the daughter of an American minister, Jo Ray had moved from Brussels to Paris to Bern, Switzerland, by the time she was seven years old. In Bern, she attended the Freies Gymnasium and spoke not only fluent French and German but also English, which was the language spoken to her by her American parents. The snow-covered alps and the Swiss penchant for sports were the natural incentive for Jo Ray's love of ice skating, skiing, swimming, and tennis. After enduring World War II, with its ignominious holocaust and heroic feats by the Allies, Jo Ray's parents sent her and her brother to Pacific Union College (in the Napa Valley), where Jo Ray received a B. A. in English. After teaching English and French in high school for several years, Jo Ray started to take night classes at the University of Southern California in order to earn an M.A. and Ph.D., which would allow her to teach in college. While working on her doctorate, she was first hired to teach English at Glendale Community College and later to serve as Dean of the Evening College. A chance meeting in 1973 with Anthony Winkler, a successful novelist whose stories are usually set in Jamaica, led to a literary partnership that has produced fifteen coauthored textbooks used at colleges and universities across the United States.

Basic Information About The Research Paper
Fear of the Research Paper
Definition of the Research Paper
Format of the Research Paper
Reasons for the Research Paper
The Report Paper and the Thesis Paper
Drafts of the Research Paper
Writing the Research Paper: Steps and Schedule
Choosing A Topic
How to Choose a Topic
Topics to Avoid
Narrowing the Topic
The Library
Layout of the Library
Organization of the Library Collections
The Thesis And The Outline
The Thesis: Definition and Function
The Outline
Choosing an Outline Form
Using The Computer In Your Research
Computers and the Research Paper
The Internet
Online Resources
Researching with Search Engines
Usenet, Listserv, Telnet, and Gopher
Evaluating Internet Sources
Running a Search
Useful Internet Sites
Doing The Research
What Information to Look For
Where to Look for Information
Assembling a Working Bibliography
Selecting Your Sources-skimming
Note-taking
Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
Transforming The Notes Into A Rough Draft
Preparing to Write the Rough Draft
A CheckliSt. Writer's Block
Writing with a Computer
Using Your Notes in the Paper
How to Use Quotations to Explore and Discover
Writing with Unity, Coherence, and Emphasis
Using the Proper Tense
Using Graphics in Your Paper
Writing the Abstract
Revising Your Rough Draft
Principles of Revision
Revising the Opening Paragraph
Revising Sentences for Variety and Style
Revising Words-Diction
Rules for Writers
Not
The Mla System Of Documentation
Parenthetical Documentation: Author-work (MLA)
Format for "Works Cited" (MLA)
Content Notes
Consolidating References
Finished Form of the MLA Paper
Submitting Your Paper Electronically
The Apa System Of Documentation
Parenthetical Documentation: Author-date (APA)
Format for "References" (APA)
Sample References to Special Items ("References")
Writing the Abstract
Finished Form of the Paper
Bibliography ("References")
Peer Review
Peer Review CheckliSt. Submitting Your Paper Electronically
Traditional System Of Documentation (CMS)
Footnotes and Endnotes
Sample Footnotes for Books
Sample Footnotes for Periodicals
Subsequent References to Footnotes and Endnotes
Electronic Sources
Finished Form of the Paper
Use of Numbers
Bibliography
Peer Review
Submitting Your Paper Electronically
Sample Student Papers
Appendices
Mechanics
General and Specialized References, an Annotated List