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Research Writing Simplified offers focused, sequenced practice in the skills and conventions of research writing, as well as practical advice and general guidance about the writing process to help you in your courses.  This handbook includes exercises to give you practice in summarizing, paraphrasing, correctly introducing and formatting direct quotations, the various options for in-text documentation, and correct format of works cited/reference pages.

Will answer any questions a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research. The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

Synopsis:

Research Writing Simplified is the most concise research guide available—and the most effective. At only 80 pages it offers focused, sequenced practice in the skills and conventions of research writing, as well as practical advice and general guidance about the writing process.  Exercises include summarizing, paraphrasing, and formatting direct quotations. Some answers are provided so you can also use Research Writing Simplified as a self-teaching guide

Table of Contents

The Research Process.

R-1      Choosing a Topic.

R-2      Researching a Topic.

R-3      Preparing a Bibliography and a Preliminary Thesis.

R-4      Taking Notes and Outlining.

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 References List with Electronic Sources.

W-6     Arranging a Works Cited or References List with Print and Electronic Sources.

Sample Student Research Papers.

SP-1    Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format.

SP-2    Sample Student Research Paper in APA Format.

 

Writing with Precision.

WP-1   Review: Elements of the Essay.

WP-2   Review: Major Usage Errors.

Answer Key.

Sample APA Entries.

Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources.

Sample MLA Entries.

Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources.

Index.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205685318
Author:
Clines, Raymond H
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Clines, Raymond H.
Author:
Cobb, Elizabeth R.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference-Student Writing Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
English MLA Updated Books series
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
10.60x8.20x.40 in. .40 lbs.

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Research Writing Simplified is the most concise research guide available—and the most effective. At only 80 pages it offers focused, sequenced practice in the skills and conventions of research writing, as well as practical advice and general guidance about the writing process.  Exercises include summarizing, paraphrasing, and formatting direct quotations. Some answers are provided so you can also use Research Writing Simplified as a self-teaching guide

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