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

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A new addition to the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in Religious Studies is an indispensable guide for all students of religious studies. It offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays and short assignments, doing comparative research, evaluating Internet sources, proper documentation, avoiding plagiarism, reading religious texts, learning foreign languages, and giving oral presentations. The authors also provide advice on time management, ...
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Overview


A new addition to the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in Religious Studies is an indispensable guide for all students of religious studies. It offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays and short assignments, doing comparative research, evaluating Internet sources, proper documentation, avoiding plagiarism, reading religious texts, learning foreign languages, and giving oral presentations. The authors also provide advice on time management, preparing for tests and exams, and reflecting on feedback.

Employing a rich variety of examples, Making Sense in Religious Studies helps students overcome common pitfalls in grammar, style, punctuation, and usage. The book is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features including learning objectives, chapter introductions and conclusions, Internet icons, writing checklists, and an end-of-text glossary. Maintaining the same clear, straightforward style of the other books in the Making Sense series, this comprehensive guide will serve as an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

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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: 9780195439526
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,033,281
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (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.

Joel N. Lohr teaches in the Religious Studies Department at Trinity Western University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note to the Student
Note to the Instructor
1. Introduction to Higher Education and Religious Studies
2. Making the Most of Your Time in Higher Education
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. Writing Comparative Essays
10. Writing with Style
11. Tests and Examinations
12. Giving an Oral Presentation
13. Learning Languages
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 Document: Book Review
Appendix 2: Sample Document: Short Assignment
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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