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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195425895
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Margot Northey, a specialist in communications, is the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. David B. Knight is a professor of geography at the University of Guelph.

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Table of Contents

1 Writing and thinking 1
2 Doing research 15
3 Writing reading and lecture notes 40
4 Writing a report on a book or an article 46
5 Writing an essay 52
6 Writing a lab report 67
7 Writing and visual aids for presentations 75
8 Illustrating your work 88
9 Doing field work and writing about it 109
10 Writing a proposal, research paper, and thesis 119
11 Writing examinations 126
12 Words : gender, race, and other sensitivities 135
13 Writing with style 141
14 Common errors in grammar and usage 157
15 Punctuation 170
16 Quotations and documentation 185
17 Catchlist of misused words and phrases 209
18 Definitions 222
App Weights, measures, and notation 247
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