Writing to Learn: In Political Science / Edition 1

Writing to Learn: In Political Science / Edition 1

by Ann Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072437804

ISBN-13: 2900072437804

Pub. Date: 08/06/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Based on the premise that one of the best ways for a student to understand a topic is to write about it,and geared toward first-time political science students,this is a book that teaches students how to write essays in political science. The book is a supplement for any course in the political science curriculum.  See more details below

Overview

Based on the premise that one of the best ways for a student to understand a topic is to write about it,and geared toward first-time political science students,this is a book that teaches students how to write essays in political science. The book is a supplement for any course in the political science curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900072437804
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/06/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112

Table of Contents

CONTENTSAcknowledgments v1 Introduction 1How to Use This Book 32 Reading Political Science 9Techniques for Reading Political Science 103 Writing for Understanding 14Paraphrasing 15Summarizing 17Example 194 Writing for Application 21Using Examples 23Using Counter-Examples 23Concluding Remarks 245 Writing for Analysis 25Arguments 25Analyzing Arguments 29Putting It All Together 366 Writing for Evaluation 39Choosing/Developing a Thesis 40The Evaluative Essay 40Example: Locke's Theory of Property 41Concluding Remarks 46Sample Essay: “Mill's Views on Free Speech” 477 Writing for Synthesis 50Outline 51Evidence 54Counter-Arguments 56Putting It All Together 57Concluding Remarks 60Sample Essay: “Autonomy and Moral Rights” 608 Using Research in a Political Science Paper 64Sources 65Quotation and Paraphrase 67Plagiarism 70Citations 71Bibliography 73Concluding remarks 749 Putting Pencil to Paper (or Fingers to Keyboard) 75Getting Started 75Rewriting 78Problems to Avoid 79The Final Edit 82Mechanics 83Appendix A: How to Take Exams 86Appendix B: Useful Political Science Sources 91Appendix C: Glossary 94

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