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The Political Science Student Writer#x19;s Manualis a practical#xA0;guide to research and writing in political science. #xA0; Designed to improve students#x19; critical thinking and writing skills, this hands-on#xA0;manual includes#xA0;effective style and grammar guides alongside clear coverage of argumentation, research, and citation to explain and illustrate the purpose and characteristics of papers across political science subfields.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Politics and Government


Part I. Before you Write: Review the Basics

Chapter 1. Seize the Day: Write!

Chapter 2. Master the Basics of Language

Chapter 3. Generate and Effective Style

Chapter 4. Format Your Paper Correctly

Chapter 5. Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism


Part II. Warm-Up: Critical Thinking about Politics and Government

Chapter 6. Write to Take Action and Communicate

Chapter 7. Write to Analyze Politics or Government Policy

Chapter 8. Write to Explain or Evaluate Others' Works


Part III. Move Forward: Conduct Research in Political Science

Chapter 9. Organize the Research Process


Part IV. Write for Your Political Science Course

Chapter 10. Analyze Public Opinion

Chapter 11. Analyze a Domestic or International Government Policy

Chapter 12. Analyze a Bill Before Congress

Chapter 13. Compare Political Systems

Chapter 14. Author an Amicus Curiae Brief

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