Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

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The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in religious studies, this volume outlines general principles of style, grammar, and punctuation while also covering issues such as how to conduct academic research in religious studies, how to read religious texts, how to write essays and short assignments, how to document sources, and how to give an oral presentation.

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Overview

The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in religious studies, this volume outlines general principles of style, grammar, and punctuation while also covering issues such as how to conduct academic research in religious studies, how to read religious texts, how to write essays and short assignments, how to document sources, and how to give an oral presentation.

Revisions to the second edition of Making Sense in Religious Studies; A Student's Guide to Research and Writing include a re-ordering of chapters to better match the writing and learning process. It includes comprehensive coverage of new developments in technology-based research and writing. The sections on MLA, APA, and Chicago style have been revised to be completely up to date.

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"This is a well-written handbook designed specifically for students in religious studies. As a whole it introduces sufficient background regarding the study of religion; enables students to quickly obtain a familiarity with the basic ideas and approaches; provides systematic, comprehensive advice; and explains how to conduct research and write good academic papers and assignments."—Daphna Arbel, University of British Columbia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199010349
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2015
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University.

Bradford A. Anderson lectures in Religious Studies at Mater Dei Institute of Education, a college of Dublin City University, Ireland.

Joel N. Lohr is the University Multifaith Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Pacific University in Sacramento, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note to the Student
A Note to the Instructor
1. Making the Most of Your Time in Higher Education
2. Getting to Know Religious Studies
3. Writing and Thinking
4. Finding and Using Academic Resources
5. Writing Essays
6. Writing Book Reviews and Book Reports
7. Writing Short Assignments: Chapter Summaries and Article Reviews
8. Reading Religious Texts and Writing Interpretive Essays
9. Learning Languages
10. Writing Comparative Essays
11. Writing with Style
12. Tests and Examinations
13. Giving an Oral Presentation
14. Receiving Feedback and Reflecting on Your Studies
15. Documenting Your Sources
16. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
17. Punctuation
18. Misused Words and Phrases
19. Afterword
Appendix 1: Sample Book Review
Appendix 2: Sample Chapter Summary and Evaluation
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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