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Write an effective research paper--no sweat!
The words “research paper” may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your hands about the topic! Never fear, this concise resource will guide you through the process step-by-step and make the experience painless. With veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison's advice, you'll be able to create a thought-provoking research paper that will get you the best possible grade!
McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers gives you the tools to:
- Organize a helpful outline before you write
- Find solid evidence at the library and on the Internet to back up your thesis
- Write effective sentences to support your topic
- Replace common phrases with attention-drawing wording to properly articulate your ideas
- Use smooth transitions between paragraphs to keep your paper flowing
- Craft eloquent summaries and conclusions
- Avoid accidental incidences of plagiarism
- Run a thorough check over your research paper before you hand it in
The Right Phrase for Every Paper . . . Every Time
Research papers can leave you searching for the right phrases. The trick is to communicate exactly what you want to say, with the style and panache that display your intelligence, creativity, and understanding of the material. Perfect Phrases for Research Papers is exactly what you need to develop a paper that will earn you the best possible grade.
Veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison guides you through the process of creating a solid, engaging research paper. Inside, you'll find:
- Hundreds of key words and attention-drawing phrases to properly articulate your ideas into a thought-provoking, cohesive research paper
- Transitional phrases to ensure a graceful flow of words
- Advice on how to focus on a specific topic
Practical and comprehensive, Perfect Phrases for Research Papers is the ideal tool to help you compose your thoughts into a paper that will stand out from the rest.
Topics include: Introductory Paragraphs; Thesis Statements; Topic Sentences; Supporting Evidence; Transitions; and Conclusion Paragraphs
About the Author
Carol Ellison is a seasoned composition instructor. She teaches on the writing faculty of Rutgers University and on the humanities faculty of The New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introductions
1. Perfect Phrases for Introductory Paragraphs
2. Perfect Phrases for Thesis Statements
Part II: Body Paragraphs
3. Perfect Phrases for Topic Sentences
4. Perfect Phrases for Supporting Evidence
5. Perfect Phrases for Transitions
Part III: Conclusions
6. Perfect Phrases for Conclusion Paragraphs