Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers / Edition 2

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Overview

Schaum's is here--to help you write great research papers

The experts at Schaum's are at your service-ready to help you with concise, complete, step-by-step instructions that will make writing research papers a breeze, not a burden. The clear, concise guidelines and in-depth instruction in this book will show you how to write high-quality research papers that will help you succeed academically and in the professional world. You'll quickly learn how to:

  • Select and narrow your topic
  • Evaluate and present evidence persuasively
  • Avoid plagiarism and other novice mistakes
  • Learn from examples, sample papers, and model documentation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071488488
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/5/2007
  • Series: Schaum's Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 272,170
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D., is a Professor of English and Humanities at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of more than 40 books, many on writing, grammar and usage. She appears frequently on television and in magazines.

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Table of Contents


PART I: GETTING STARTED

Chapter 1: What Is a Research Paper
Chapter 2: How Do I Choose a Subject for My Research Paper
Chapter 3: How Do I Narrow My Subject into a Research Topic (and why)
Chapter 4: How Do I Write a Thesis Statement

PART II: DOING RESEARCH

Chapter 5: How Can I Find the Information I Need
Chapter 6: How Do I Use Online Sources
Chapter 7: How Do I Use Books for My Research Paper
Chapter 8: What Other Sources Can I Use for My Research Paper
Chapter 9: How Do I Track My Research
Chapter 10: How Do I Evaluate Sources
Chapter 11: How Do I Take Notes on My Sources

PART III: DRAFTING

Chapter 12: How Do I Outline--and Why
Chapter 13: What Writing Style Do I Use
Chapter 14: How Do I Use My Source Material
Chapter 15: What is Plagiarism--and How Do I Avoid It
Chapter 16: How Do I Use MLA Internal Documentation
Chapter 17: How Do I Use Footnotes and Endnotes
Chapter 18: How Do I Create a Works Cited Page
Chapter 19: How Do I Present My Research Paper

PART IV: WRITING THE FINAL COPY

Chapter 20: How Do I Revise, Edit, and Proofread
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