Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Geography and Environmental Sciences / Edition 3

Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Geography and Environmental Sciences / Edition 3

by Margot Northey, David B. Knight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195425898

ISBN-13: 9780195425895

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This helpful book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare research proposals and reports, how to carry out lab and field work, and how to illustrate your work. This third edition has new material on evaluating Internet source and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Overview

This helpful book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare research proposals and reports, how to carry out lab and field work, and how to illustrate your work. This third edition has new material on evaluating Internet source and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195425895
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Symbols for common errors     x
A note to the student     xi
Writing and Thinking     1
Doing Research     17
Writing and Reading Lecture Notes     52
Writing a Report on a Book or an Article     61
Writing an Essay     67
Writing a Lab Report     85
Writing and Visual Aids for Presentations     93
Illustrating Your Work     108
Doing Field Work and Writing About It     133
Writing a Proposal, Research Paper, and Thesis     145
Writing Examinations     153
Words: Gender, Race, and Other Sensitivities     162
Writing with Style     169
Grammar and Usage     185
Punctuation     198
Quotations and Documentation     213
Catchlist of Misused Words and Phrases     237
Definitions     250
Weights, Measures, and Notation     275
Index     277

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