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This text shows that research is important beyond the classroom and is a necessary component in any career. Beginning with coverage of skills and techniques, this comprehensive text then moves into specific kinds of academic research tasks, showing the generic features and constraints of academic writing. The main issues necessary for understanding how to read and construct research projects are discussed, including plagiarism, copyright and patents, conventions used by different discourse communities, and how writers use sources in different ways. The result is that readers are drawn into the thinking process involved in research.
Table of Contents
|Understanding Research: Purpose, Product, and Process|
|Overview: The Purpose of Academic Research|
|Assignment 1-1: Start a Research Notebook|
|How Argument Works in Research Writing Ethos, Pathos, and Logos|
|Consensus and Controversy|
|Paradigms and Warrants|
|The Structure of an Academic Argument|
|Some Common Fallacies to Notice in Reading and Avoid in Writing|
|Finding the Arguments: Some Basics of Library Research|
|Research and Writing Projects|
|Assignment 1-2: Preliminary Search of the Library to Collect Basic Information|
|Assignment 1-3-A: Investigate Who Does Research and What Part It Plays in Your College or University|
|Assignment 1-3-B (Individual Work): Short Written Profile|
|Assignment 1-2-C (Group Work): Group Oral Report on Findings|
|Interviews as Research|
|Assignment 1-4-A: Interviewing Researchers and Users of Research|
|Assignment 1-4-B (Individual Work): Written Repot|
|Assignment 1-4-C (Group Work): Oral Report|
|Reading, Evaluating, and Responding to Arguments|
|Overview: Reading and Research|
|Reading Complex Arguments|
|Reading for Audience and Purpose|
|Reading for the Argument|
|Reading to See the Construction of the Argument|
|Reading for Information|
|Assignment 2-1-A: Reading Questions and Sentence Summary|
|Reading: Alfie Kohn, "The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation," The Chronicle of Higher Education|
|Assignment 2-1-B:Reread, Highlighting for Cues to Audience|
|Arguments and Expertise: Peer Review|
|Checklist for Evaluating Sources|
|Sidebar: Codes of Ethics and the Professions|
|Evaluating the Reliability of Online Sources|
|Assignment 2-2: Written Evaluation of the By Alfie Kohn, Based on These Criteria|
|Taking Accurate Research Notes: Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary|
|Strategies for Note Taking|
|Taking Research Notes From Written or On-Line Text|
|Taking Research Notes on "Real Time" Events|
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