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The Political Science Student Writer's Manual
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive, practical writer's manual is designed to help readers accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time. The manual considers the different types of papers common to political science at all levels, at the introductory level, and at the advanced levelexploring the purposes and characteristics of each paper, the steps for writing a successful paper, and typical formats. The volume provides a handbook of style for political science, guide to distance learning and the Internet and writing assignments for all levels. For those interested in improving the political science writing.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.
Table of Contents
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.
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