WHO SAYS?: The Writer's Research

WHO SAYS?: The Writer's Research

by Deborah Holdstein, Danielle Aquilline

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190633479
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 162,159
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Deborah H. Holdstein is Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago.

Danielle Aquiline is Assistant Professor of English at Oakton Community College.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 What Is Information?
Information and Being Literate about Information
Being Overwhelmed--This Is a Process?
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 2 Says Who? The Writer's Authority, the Writer's Voice
The Rhetorical Situation
Establishing Ethos
Voice and Writing
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 3 But You Said This Was Collaborative: Plagiarism
Understanding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 4 Who Cares? Identifying the Problem
Finding a Topic
Turning Personal Interests Into Appropriate Research Topics
Finding Significance and Identifying an Audience
Crafting a Thesis or Posing a Research Question
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 5 The Wikipedia Problem: Evaluating and Trusting Sources in a Digital Age
Research in a Digital Age
Evaluating Sources
The Good News: Using Wikipedia and Google Effectively
Determining Appropriate Resources
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 6 What Counts and Why? Finding and Engaging Sources
Finding Resources
Knowing the Difference: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources
Finding Sources Online
Finding Sources in the Library
Interviewing and Field Research: Generating Your Primary Data
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 7 Yours, Mine, or Ours? Integrating Resources
From Research to Writing
Integrating Resources: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 8 Now I Have Evidence: Writing and Crafting Your Research
Crafting your Argument
Organizing and Strategizing
Planning and Drafting
Creating the Body of Your Research
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 9 What's Appropriate? Citing Sources and Citation Formats
Understanding Citations
Bibliographies (and Works Cited)
The In-Text Citation
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 10 What Now? Revising, Presenting, Reviewing
Taking One Last Look at Your Thesis
Presenting Your Research
Communicating Your Data or Research Visually
The Final Checkup
Ideas Into Practice

Appendix A Sample Student Essay 1: MLA
Appendix B Sample Student Essay 1: APA

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