Research Papers (with MLA 2009 Update Card) / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
Research Papers helps students master essential research skills through engaging topics, interesting readings, and practical exercises designed to guide the beginning writer from asking basic questions to pursuing thoughtful investigation. Students become familiar with the latest tools for locating information and learn to evaluate the articles, books, and Web sites that result from traditional and electronic searches. The Second Edition features a thematically organized casebook that complements the text with additional poems, essays, and dramatic works to stimulate students' research ideas. The text continues to lead students through each stage of writing their own research papers, from identifying possible subjects to proofreading the finished paper. The unique, hands-on workbook approach presents numerous exercises that help students gain the confidence and learn the skills for brainstorming, inquiring, organizing, and avoiding plagiarism. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Marian Arkin (Ph.D., New York University) is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College where she is also director of the Writing Center and co-director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She has written and co-edited books on tutoring and literature, and she is the managing editor of Antipodes magazine.Cecilia Macheski (Ph.D., City University of New York) is a professor of English and former director of the Writing Program at LaGuardia Community College. She has held three Fulbright Senior Scholar grants and has edited and co-edited books on literature by and about women.Both Marian Arkin and Cecilia Macheski have each taught writing courses for thirty years.
Table of Contents
I. The Research Paper Process 1. What Is Research? Doing Research The Research Process in Action 2. Synopsis of a Model Research Paper Student Paper: "Forty Whacks," Anna Davis Anna's Research Journal 3. Choosing a Subject and Narrowing to a Topic Choosing a Subject Reading to Discover Topics Defining Your Purpose and Choosing a Topic Forming a Research Question Formulating a Working Thesis Creating a Research Plan Writing a Research Proposal 4. Finding and Retrieving Sources Gauging Existing Knowledge about a Subject Finding and Evaluating Primary and Secondary Sources The Library Catalog Finding What You Need on the Internet Finding Specialized Sources Retrieving Sources 5. Evaluating and Recording Information from Sources Evaluating What You Have Found Evaluating Web Sites Verifying URLs Formulating a Working Bibliography Moving from Bibliography to Essay Reading Sources Selectively Taking Notes Avoiding Plagiarism 6. Organizing and Outlining Research Material Understanding Outlines Organization: Formal Outlines Types of Formal Outlines Choosing an Outline Form 7. Writing the Paper Before You Write Writing Out Your Paper 8. Documenting your Sources Using MLA Style MLA Documentation Style for Works Cited Annotated Student Research Paper: "Child Labor: Crisis in the Global Village," Jonathan J. Koefman 9. Documenting Your Paper in APA and Other Documentation Styles APA Style Other Styles of Documentation Sample Pages from Research Papers in MLA and APA Styles 10. Preparing and Proofreading the Final Draft Formatting the Final Manuscript Research Mechanics Reviewing for Style Revising the Paper II. Casebook Lizzie Borden The Titanic Disaster Issues in War and Peace Global Health Food Controversies