The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual

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For courses in Political Science, Research Methods, Policy Research Methods, American Government, and Comparative Government.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. It frees instructors from having to teach students how to write the papers most often assigned in political science classes. The manual considers the different types of papers common to political science classes at all levels, at the introductory level, and at the advanced level-exploring the purposes and characteristics of each paper, the steps for writing a successful paper, and typical formats.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130404470
  • 9780130404473

Table of contents

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. GUIDE TO DISTANCE LEARNING AND THE INTERNET. 5. The World of Distance Learning. 6. Internet Resources. III. CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN POLITICAL SCIENCE. 7. Organizing the Research Process. IV. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS. 8. Book Reviews and Article Critiques. 9. Traditional Research Papers and Literature Reviews. V. SHORT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR INTRODUCTORY CLASSES. 10. Issue Reaction Papers. 11. Position Papers. VI. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS. 12. Policy Analysis Papers. 13. Case Briefs in Constitutional Law. 14. Public Opinion Survey Papers. Glossary of Political Science Terms. Bibliography. Index.
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