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  • ISBN: 9780205287253
  • ISBN10: 0205287255

Research Papers

by Coyle, William

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  • Binding: Spiral-bound
  • Edition: 0011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publish date: 01/01/2000
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To the Instructor. To the Student. 1.Shaping Your Topic. Conducting Your Research. Uses of Research. Making Preliminary Decisions. Some Helpful Techniques. Searching for a Topic. Formulating a Thesis. Writing a Prospectus. Recording Possible Sources. Considering Main Points. Exercise A: Preliminary Decisions. Exercise B: First Steps. 2.Learning Library Procedures. Layout of a Library. Using the Catalog. Locating Books. Computer Searching. The Reference Room. Exercise C: Exploring the Library. 3.Using Basic Reference Sources. Listings of Books. Listings of Articles. Listings of Both Books and Articles. Exercise D: Searching Reference Works. 4.Finding, Evaluating, and Recording Material. Evaluating Sources. Kinds of Material. Purposeful Reading. Using Sources Efficiently. Taking Notes. Types of Notes. The Perils of Plagiarism. Exercise E: Differentiating Fact and Opinion. Exercise F: Taking Notes. 5.Constructing Your Outline. Types of Outlines. The Outlining Process. Conventions of Outlining. Examples of Formal Outlines. Exercise G: Classification. Exercise H: Classification: Specific to General. Exercise I: Classification: General to Specific. Exercise J: Arrangement. Exercise K: Analyzing a Faulty Outline. 6.Writing Your First Draft. Putting Words on Paper. Getting Started. Managing Borrowed Material. Plagiarism Once More. Exercise L: Avoiding Plagiarism. 7.Preparing Your Final Copy. Effective Revision. Developing Your Outline. Writing in an Appropriate Style. Proofreading and Revision. Manuscript Form. Exercise M: Proofreading and Revision. 8.Documenting a Paper: MLA Style (In-Text Citation). Consistency. Listing Sources. In-Text Citation. Explanation and Reference Notes. Sample Papers: In-Text Citation. The Edsel: What Went Wrong? The Losers in The Lottery. Exercise N: Listing Sources in Works Cited. 9.Documenting a Paper: Endnotes. Basic Procedure. Kinds of Citation Notes. Sample Primary Note Forms. Sample Paper: Endnotes. Decline and Fall of the Oneida Community. Exercise O: Citing Sources in Endnotes. 10.Documenting a Paper: APA Style. Listing References. Author-Date Citation. Other Differences between MLA and APA Styles. Sample Paper: APA Style. SIDS: The Need for Counseling. 11.Documenting a Paper: Other Styles. Variations of APA Style. The Number System. Documentation in Notes. Appendix A: Abbreviations and Basic Terms. Scholarly Forms. Library Terms and Abbreviations. Computer Terms. Publishers' Names. Months and States. Appendix B: Specialized Reference Works. Art. Biology.
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