ISBN-10:
0195431383
ISBN-13:
9780195431384
Pub. Date:
04/15/2010
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing / Edition 4

Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing / Edition 4

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Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing / Edition 4


The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in geography and environmental science, this 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 one's work. The fourth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

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ISBN-13: 9780195431384
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Series: Check info AND delete this occurrence: |c MS |t Making Sense Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Margot Northey was Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University. She is currently a business consultant.

David Knight, now retired, was a professor of geography at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Dianne Draper is a Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Calgary.

Table of Contents

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Table of contents Preface Acknowledgements A note to the student
1. Writing and thinking
2. Doing research
3. Writing and reading lecture notes
4. Writing a report on a book or an article
5. Writing an essay
6. Writing a lab report
7. Writing and visual aids for presentations
8. Illustrating your work
9. Doing field work and writing about it
10. Writing a proposal, research paper, and thesis
11. Writing examinations
12. Words: Gender, race, and other sensitivities
13. Writing with style
14. Grammar and usage
15. Punctuation
16. Quotations and documentation
17. Catch list of misused words and phrases
18. Definitions Appendix: Weights, measures, and notation Index

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