McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers / Edition 1

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Overview

Write an effective research paper--no sweat!

The words “research paper” may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your hands about the topic! Never fear, this concise resource will guide you through the process step-by-step and make the experience painless. With veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison's advice, you'll be able to create a thought-provoking research paper that will get you the best possible grade!

McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers gives you the tools to:

  • Organize a helpful outline before you write
  • Find solid evidence at the library and on the Internet to back up your thesis
  • Write effective sentences to support your topic
  • Replace common phrases with attention-drawing wording to properly articulate your ideas
  • Use smooth transitions between paragraphs to keep your paper flowing
  • Craft eloquent summaries and conclusions
  • Avoid accidental incidences of plagiarism
  • Run a thorough check over your research paper before you hand it in
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071629898
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Series: Perfect Phrases Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,492,367
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Ellison is a seasoned composition instructor. She teaches on the writing faculty of Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents


1. Getting Started
2. Doing Your Research
3. Crafting Your Outline
4. Preparing Your Draft
5. Revising Your Work
6. Polishing Your Writing
7. Preparing Your Submission
8. Getting Ready for the Next Time
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