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The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series - covering humanities courses, the social sciences, life sciences, and engineering - are intended for students in anyundergraduate course with a research and writing component, but they are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level.Revisions to the fifth edition of Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing include updates to Chapter 2, 'Searching and Researching,' and new information on conducting research, evaluating sources, and integrating the material into written work.Dates and examples have been updated throughout the text, as have coverage of citations, sourcing materials from the internet, and plagiarism and references. Finally, the new edition features a mini-index, outlining the most common research and writing issues, on the inside front cover for quick andeasy reference.
Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. David B. Knight is a geographical research and performance consultant and a former professor of geography at Carleton University and the University of Guelph. Dianne Draper is a professor of geography at the University of Calgary.
Table of Contents
|A Note to the Student||p. vii|
|Thinking and Writing||p. 1|
|Searching and Researching||p. 19|
|Writing and Reading Lecture Notes||p. 56|
|Writing a Report on a Book or an Article||p. 66|
|Writing an Essay||p. 73|
|Writing a Proposal, Research Paper, and Thesis||p. 93|
|Quotations and Documentation||p. 105|
|Presentations and Group Work||p. 131|
|Writing a Lab Report||p. 151|
|Writing Examinations||p. 160|
|Doing Field Work and Writing about It||p. 171|
|Illustrating Your Work||p. 184|
|Words: Gender, Race, and Other Sensitivities||p. 214|
|Writing with Style||p. 221|
|Grammar and Usage||p. 238|
|Misused Words and Phrases||p. 269|
|Important Definitions||p. 283|
|Weights, Measures, and Notation||p. 311|
|Selected foumals of Interest to Geographers and Environmental Scientists||p. 313|
|Selected Websites of Interest to Geographers and Environmental Scientists||p. 317|
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