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The Curious Researcher: a Guide to Writing Research Papers

by Ballenger, Bruce P.

  • ISBN: 9780205297023
  • ISBN10: 0205297021

The Curious Researcher: a Guide to Writing Research Papers

by Ballenger, Bruce P.

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Publish date: 08/14/1998
  • ISBN: 9780205297023
  • ISBN10: 0205297021
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Description: Contents by Subject. Preface. Introduction: Rethinking the Research Paper. Good Research and Good Writing. Using This Book The Research Paper and the Research Report. How Formal Should It Be? "Essaying" or Arguing? Becoming An Authority by Using Authorities. Facts Don't Kill. 1. The First Week. The Importance of Getting Curious. Befriending the Library. Befriending the Internet. 2. The Second Week. Narrowing the Subject. Developing a Research Strategy. Looking Back Before Moving On. 3. The Third Week. Writing in the Middle. Notetaking Techniques. Digging Deeper for Information. Looking Back Before Moving On. 4. The Fourth Week. Getting to the Draft. Citing Sources. 5. The Fifth Week. Revising for Purpose. Revising for Information. Revising for Language. Preparing the Final Manuscript. Looking Back and Moving On. Appendix A: Guide to MLA Documentation. Citing Sources in Your Essay. How the Essay Should Look. Preparing the "Works Cited" Page. A Sample Paper in MLA Style. Guide to Appendix B: Guide to APA Style. How the Essay Should Look. Citing Sources in the Text. Preparing the "References" List. A Sample Paper in APA Style. Appendix C: Tips for Researching and Writing Papers on Literary Topics. Mine the Primary Source. Search Strategies. Sample Essay: Personal Response. Sample Research Essay on a Literary Topic. Index.
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