The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out

The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out

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The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out by Atlantic Publishing Group

Each semester, millions of college students are required to write research papers for class. Staring at a blank word processing document on your computer screen can create an uneasy feeling, especially as you wish for words to magically fill your 20-page assignment. For the majority of college students, whether you go to Harvard or to community college, this is a universal feeling.

This complete guide was created just for you — the college student. In this new book, you will learn tips for formatting your research paper, as well as how to complete a cohesive, well-structured assignment for any college course. The College Student’s Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper will walk you through the entire process of writing a research paper, from choosing a topic, to conducting your research, to writing and editing each draft of the assignment. You will learn how to properly use the library, as well as tricks for finding relevant and credible articles, books, and online sources. This comprehensive guide then takes you a step further, with information on how to check your work for plagiarism and eliminate it from your paper altogether as you learn how to use your research as a source to support your thesis. Filled with tips for finding reputable sources and conducting research efficiently, even English majors will find this guide useful in defining a focused thesis and developing it throughout an entire paper, regardless of the required word count.

Using the step-by-step instructions and writing guidelines offered in this book, you will learn how to manage your time while simultaneously mastering the basics —  choosing a unique topic, taking notes from your research and incorporating them into your writing, and citing sources in MLA or APA style (or styles laid out by other reference manuals). Get your creative juices flowing with our list of prompts, or compare your work or outline to samples from real research papers; then polish your paper off with grammar and style tips from professional editors. Use the checklists included in this book to make sure your paper measures up to any grading criteria, as you learn how to keep your paper consistent in style, tone, punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, and more.

This book is filled with hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make your research paper stand out in the stack. We spent hundreds of hours interviewing successful college graduates and professors to compile the exclusive tips you need to know to get that perfect score.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601386052
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 374,787
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KevKenThomas More than 1 year ago
The College Students Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips and Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out, is an ideal book for any and all college students, no matter what their skill level. Erika Eby, a former English Major, who during her freshman year in college experienced the all too common realization that she lacked the proper preparation for college, goes over the prewriting, researching, outlining and drafting stages of the research paper development process. Erika explains how so many students skip many of these writing stages/tools and end up with the typical college student work, which fails to stand out from the rest. She also includes specific questions to ask your professors, so you can be sure to have all the necessary information to write a stand out paper.
MKCrawford More than 1 year ago
The College Student’s Guide To Writing a Great Research Paper by Erika Eby is a great source of reference for students who struggle with writing and getting their words/thoughts down on paper. It appeals to students of all ages and at all levels of college education. It goes in depth with step-by-step directions on how to make writing a paper less stressful and breaks it down into simpler terms. Anyone can write like a professional after reading this informative and helpful book.
sundijograham More than 1 year ago
This book is a great reference for any student who needs assistance writing that paper, whether you’re a freshman or seeking a Master’s degree. One of the hardest parts about writing a research paper is actually making the words come alive on the pages. Erika Eby gives you step-by-step instructions on how to take the stress out of writing a paper. One of my favorite parts of the book was the “resources for polishing a paper” section. Many people may not know the power of the “find” key in your word processor, but you will after reading this book. A great book to keep around.
Jlugo More than 1 year ago
This book features a well-balanced set of paper-writing techniques that may appeal to struggling writers. Eby warns students of a lot of common traps, like novice writers attempting to write so formally they lose their intended meaning. It focuses heavily on the importance of getting your words on paper, which most writers agree is the hardest part. It's useful as a guide, but perhaps not necessarily as a bible. Many of the techniques discussed don't work for everyone, but are great things to try for people who need the extra push. Definitely keep this one around as a reference.