The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

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This comprehensive, practical writer's manual--created specifically for political science students--is designed to help students accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time.
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  • Paperback | 335 pages
  • 170.2 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130225584
  • 9780130225580

Table of contents

To the Student. To the Teacher. Introduction: The Discipline of Political Science. I. A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE. 1. Writing as Communication. 2. Writing Competently. 3. Paper Formats. 4. Citing Sources. II. THINKING CRITICALLY AND ARGUING PERSUASIVELY. 5. Principles of Argument. 6. Avoiding Fallacies. III. CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN POLITICAL SCIENCE. 7. Organizing the Research Process. 8. Information Sources: Library and Internet. IV. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS. 9. Book Reviews and Article Critiques. 10. Traditional Research Papers and Literature Reviews. V. SHORT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR INTRODUCTORY CLASSES. 11. Issue Reaction Papers. 12. Position Papers. VI. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS. 13. Political Analysis Papers. 14. Policy Analysis Papers. 15. Administrative Case Studies. 16. Case Briefs in Constitutional and International Law. 17. Public Opinion Survey Papers. Glossary of Political Science Terms. Index.
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