DK Handbook, The (with MyCompLab NEW with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • 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?
Audience Purpose Context
Strategies Rhetoric and a process for composing a research paper
Understanding your project or assignment
Composing to learn and composing to communicate
A research process Getting started with research
Finding a topic Narrowing a topic
How do you know when you have a narrowed topic?
Other strategies for narrowing a topic Questions to guide research
Using research questions to develop a topic Kinds of sources
kinds of research
Kinds of research Determining where to research Choosing sources
Choosing sources-books
Choosing sources-periodicals
Choosing sources-webpages
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
Surveys What if you canrsquo;t find anything on your narrowed topic? Keeping track of sources
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