Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

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Overview

A complete resource for writing an effective paper, Diane Schmidt’s latest edition of Writing in Political Science gives students a practical guide for writing and arguing about political events, ideas, passions and agendas. A collection of actual student essays shows you how to write your way to a better grade. After reading Writing in Political Science students will know how to:

  • Choose and narrow a research topic
  • Formulate a research agenda
  • Quickly locate reputable information online
  • Execute a study and write about your findings
  • Use the vocabulary of political science discourse
  • Follow the criteria used to evaluate student assignments when writing
  • Apply your writing skills to an internship, civic engagement project, or work-study program
  • Manage and preserve achievements for career development
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205617364
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Political Inquiry

Chapter 2. Critical Thinking about Politics

Chapter 3. Topic Selection

Chapter 4. Locating Research Materials Using Indexes, Databases, and the Internet

Chapter 5. Creating Evidence with Primary and Secondary Data

Chapter 6. Properties of Essays and Research Papers

Chapter 7. Common Writing Problems

Chapter 8. Manuscript Format and Referencing Styles

Chapter 9. Format and Examples for Activities to Enhance Comprehension and Synthesis of Class Materials

Chapter 10. Format and Examples of Assignments for Managing and Processing Information

Chapter 11. Format and Examples of Conventional Research Papers

Chapter 12. Format and Examples of Assignments Requiring Special Techniques

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