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This third edition of Kate L. Turabian's Student's Guide for Writing College Papers is designed for high school, junior college, or college students faced with writing their first long, documented paper. Besides the book's step-by-step directions for all aspects of paper writing, the sixth chapter, "Some Matters of Style," has been extensively revised, and the List of Reference Works useful to students has been recompiled and greatly expanded by Donald F. Bond, a specialist in bibliography. Students and teachers will appreciate a new system of numbering each paragraph which facilitates locating any desired item through the Index or cross-references in the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226816234
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1977
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
1. Introduction
2. Choosing a Topic
What to Consider
How to Narrow the Topic
3. Collecting Material
Using the Library
The Information Desk
The Reference Room
The Card Catalog
Evaluating Source Materials
4. Planning the Paper
Exploratory Reading
Making a Preliminary Bibliography
Forms for Bibliography Cards
Taking Stock
Organizing Your Material
Conventions of Outlining
Types of Notes
5. Writing the Paper
Audience and Attitude
Purpose and Tone
Writing the First Draft
Paragraph Structure
Sentence Structure
Revising the First Draft
Writing the Final Copy
Arrangement of Footnotes
Title Page
6. Some Matters of Style
Foreign Words and Expressions
With Personal Names
Books of the Bible
Geographic Names
Parts of a Book
General Rule
Initial Numbers
Round Numbers
Percentages and Decimals
Parts of Written Works
Time of Day
Numbers with Names
Scientific Usage
The Comma with Numbers
Continued Numbers
Plurals and Possessives of Prepositional-Phrase Compounds
Compound Words
Proper Names
Other Names
Titles of Written Works
Division of Words
General Rules
Exceptions and Special Rules
Question Mark
Exclamation Point
Other Punctuation Marks
Multiple Punctuation
7. Footnote and Bibliographic Forms
Reference Footnotes
First, Full References
List of Abbreviations
Examples: Basic Forms
Magazine Articles
Encyclopedia Articles
Examples: Special Forms
Radio and Television Programs
Public Documents
Court Cases
Classical Works
Plays and Long Poems
Shorter Poems
The Bible
Manuscript Collections
Miscellaneous Unpublished Materials
Citations Taken from a Secondary Source
References in the Sciences
Reference Footnotes: Second or Later References
When to Use "Ibid."
When Not to Use "Ibid."
Content Footnotes
Split References
Appendix A. Sample Research Paper
Appendix B. Select List of Reference Works
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    Great Edition For Your Reference Library

    I found this book to be of great help with many of my papers in college. If anyone is not used to citing references using the Turabian style, I truly recommend this book. It defines many of the manualistic and stylisic references with writing longer research papers as well as thesis. A great book for any undergraduate student to add to his/her personal library.

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