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Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers / Edition 8
     

Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers / Edition 8

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by Bruce Ballenger
 

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ISBN-10: 0321992962

ISBN-13: 2900321992962

Pub. Date: 07/22/2014

Publisher: Pearson

The Curious Researcher 3/e offers a fresh approach to research by reminding readers that curiosity is still the best reason for uncovering information and ideas. This author provides ample proof that the research process, like the writing process, can be full of rewarding discoveries.Using a variety of examples from both professional

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The Curious Researcher 3/e offers a fresh approach to research by reminding readers that curiosity is still the best reason for uncovering information and ideas. This author provides ample proof that the research process, like the writing process, can be full of rewarding discoveries.Using a variety of examples from both professional writers and students, this book shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Readers are encouraged to not only develop sound research and analytical skills, but to examine ways to bring their writing to life, even though they're writing with "facts."Though The Curious Researcher stands apart from similar texts because of its motivational qualities, it also features full explanations of the technical aspects of the research paper. MLA citation conventions are given extensive treatment, and APA standards are also explained in the Appendix. For writers of research papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321992962
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Contents by Subject.

Preface.

Introduction: Rethinking the Research Paper.
Learning and Unlearning.
Using This Book.
The Research Paper and the Research Report.
How Formal Should It Be?
“Essaying”or Arguing?
Becoming an Authority by Using Authorities.
Facts Don't Kill.

1. The First Week.
The Importance of Getting Curious.
Befriending the Library.
Befriending the Internet.

2. The Second Week.
Narrowing the Subject.
Developing a Research Strategy.
Looking Back before Moving On.

3. The Third Week.
Writing in the Middle.
Notetaking Techniques.
Digging Deeper for Information: Advanced Searching Techniques.
Looking Back before Moving On.

4. The Fourth Week.
Getting to the Draft.
Citing Sources.

5. The Fifth Week.
Revising for Purpose.
Revising for Information.
Revising for Language.
Preparing the Final Manuscript.
Looking Back and Moving On.

Appendix A: Guide to MLA Styles.
Part One: Citing Sources in Your Essay.
Part Two: How the Essay Should Look.
Part Three: Preparing the “Works Cited”Page.
Part Four: A Sample Paper in MLA Style.

Appendix B: Guide to APA Style.
Part One: How the Essay Should Look.
Part Two: Citing Sources in Your Essay.
Part Three: Preparing the “References”List.
Part Four: A Sample Paper in APA Style.

Appendix C: Tips for Researching and Writing Papers onLiterary Topics.
Mine the Primary Source.
Search Strategies.
Sample Essay: Personal Response.
Sample Research Essay on a LiteraryTopic.

Index.

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