Research Writing Simplified

Research Writing Simplified

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

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 6mm | 186g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0321101456
  • ISBN 13: 9780321101457
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition

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Designed to augment any course requiring writing and the use of secondary source material, Research Writing Simplified isolates the skills related to research and moves students through a series of learning activities that provide practice and reinforcement. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the electronic revolution taking place in research, including information on Internet searches, electronic database searches, and documentation conventions for all forms of electronic sources. A new section on usage and basic sentence grammar makes the text even more versatile, and updated APA and MLA sections provide the latest information on both guidelines. Its concise format and low cost make this an appealing resource for both students and instructors working on research papers.

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The Research Process. R-1 Choosing a Topic. R-2 Researching a Topic. R-3 Preparing a Bibliography and a Preliminary Thesis. R-4 Working with Sources and Preparing to Write. Citing Sources and Academic Honesty. C-1 Documentation Systems. C-2 In-Text Citations. C-3 Avoiding Plagiarism. C-4 Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism. C-5 Additional Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism. Summarizing. S-1 When to Summarize. S-2 Documenting Summaries. S-3 Practice in Summarizing. S-4 Practice in Documenting Summaries. S-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Summaries. Paraphrasing. P-1 When to Paraphrase. P-2 Documenting Paraphrases and Using Lead-Ins. P-3 Practice in Paraphrasing. P-4 Practice in Documenting Paraphrases. P-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases. P-6 Additional Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases. Direct Quotations. Q-1 When to Use Direct Quotations. Q-2 Documenting and Integrating Direct Quotations. Q-3 Rules for Punctuating Quotations. Q-4 Practice in Punctuating Quotations. Q-5 Additional Practice in Punctuating Quotations. Q-6 Practice in Creating Lead-Ins for Quotations. Q-7 Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations. Q-8 Additional Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations. Works Cited and References. W-1 MLA and APA. W-2 General Guidelines. W-3 Citing Electronic Information. W-4 Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises. W-5 Arranging a Works Cited or Reference List with Electronic Sources. W-6 Arranging a Works Cited or Reference List with Print and Electronic Sources. Sample Student Research Papers. SP-1 Sample Outline for Student Research Paper. SP-2 Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format. SP-3 Excerpt of Student Research Paper in APA Format Writing with Precision. WP-1 Elements of the Essay. WP-2 Basic Sentence Structure. WP-3 Major Usage Errors. Answer Key. Sample APA Entries. Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources. Sample MLA Entries. Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources. Index Inside back cover.