The DK Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Transforming student and instructor expectations for textbooks,The DK Handbookpresents information in newly accessible, scientifically tested, and student-friendly ways. Never before seen in the handbook market,The DK Handbookrs"sdesign is a true marriage of visual and textual content, in which each topic is presented in self-contained, two-page spreads for at-a-glance referencing. Explanations are concise and "chunked" to be more approachable and appealing for todayrs"s readers, and accompanying visuals trulyteach- making concepts and processes visible to students. The ground-breaking layout creates a consistent look and feel that helps students connect with the material, find information, and recognize solutions to writing problems they often donrs"t have names for.

Table of Contents

A Process for Composing
What is composing?
What is rhetoric?
Steps in the composing process
Understanding your project or assignment
Understanding a class assignment
Understanding other projects
Finding and Developing Ideas
Composing to learn, composing to communicate
How research develops
Getting started with research
Finding a topic
Narrowing a topic?
How do you know when you have a narrowed topic?
Strategies for narrowing a topic
Questions to guide research
Developing a range of questions to guide your research
Kinds of sources, kinds of research
Kinds of research
Developing search strategies
Choosing sources
Choosing sources-books
Choosing sources-periodicals
Choosing sources-web pages
How to find sources
Library research
Using library indexes
Using library catalogs
Using library journal databases
Steps in using databases
Online research
Search engines and directories
Online references
Online newspapers
Government sources
Archival and special collection sources
Field research sources
What if you can't find anythi
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