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Curious Researcher 4TH Editionby Bruce P Ballenger
Synopses & Reviews
Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach, The Curious Researcher stresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information.
Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Readers are encouraged to find ways to bring their writing to life, even though they are writing with “facts.” Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and documenting source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills.
Topics include information on selecting a research topic, the latest information on Internet research, advice on structuring a research paper, and full treatment of MLA and APA citation formats.
Research, General Interest
An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rethinking the Research Paper.
1. The First Week.
2. The Second Week.
3. The Third Week.
4. The Fourth Week.
5. The Fifth Week.
Appendix A: Guide to MLA Styles.
Appendix B: Guide to APA Style.
Appendix C: Tips for Researching and Writing Papers on Literary Topics.
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