Research Writing Simplified: A Documentation Guide

Research Writing Simplified: A Documentation Guide


By (author) Raymond H. Clines, By (author) Elizabeth Cobb

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 269mm x 3mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 22 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0321055055
  • ISBN 13: 9780321055057
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition

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Research Writing Simplified offers readers a set of activities and exercises that provide sequenced practice in the conventions of documentation. The Third Edition includes updated guidelines from the Modern Language Association and American Psychological Association, and also presents information on electronic database searches and documentation conventions for electronic sources.

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Table of contents

1. The Research Process. Using the Library. Preparing a Bibliography and Preliminary Thesis. Working with Sources and Preparing to Write. 2. Citing Sources and Academic Honesty. Documentation Systems. In-Text Citations. Avoiding Plagiarism. Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism. Additional Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism. 3. Summarizing. When to Summarize. Documenting Summaries. Practice in Summarizing. Practice in Documenting Summaries. Practice in Writing and Documenting Summaries. 4. Paraphrasing. When to Paraphrase. Documenting Paraphrases and Using Lead-ins. Practice in Paraphrasing. Practice in Documenting Paraphrases. Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases. Additional Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases. 5. Direct Quotations. When to Use Direct Quotations. Documenting and Integrating Direct Quotations. Rules for Punctuating Quotations. Practice in Punctuating Quotations. Additional Practice in Punctuating Quotations. Practice in Creating Lead-ins for Quotations. Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations. Additional Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations. 6. Works Cited and References. MLA and APA. General Guidelines. Citing Electronic Information. Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises. Arranging a Works Cited or Reference List. 7. Sample Student Research Papers. Sample Outline for Student Research Paper. Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format. Excerpt of Student Research Paper in APA Format. Answer Key. Sample APA Entries. Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources. Sample MLA Entries. Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources. Index.