Research Writing Simplified : A Documentation Guide

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2000
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Very brief (64 pages) research paper guide designed to augment any courses requiring writing and the use of secondary source material. Includes exercises for student practice.

Table of Contents

The Research Process
Using the Library
Preparing a Bibliography and a Preliminary Thesis
Working with Sources and Preparing to Write
Citing Sources and Academic Honesty
Documentation Systems
In-Text Citations
Avoiding Plagiarism
Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism
Additional Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism
When to Summarize
Documenting Summaries
Practice in Summarizing
Practice in Documenting Summaries
Practice in Writing and Documenting Summaries
When to Paraphrase
Documenting Paraphrases and Using Lead-Ins
Practice in Paraphrasing
Practice in Documenting Paraphrases
Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases
Additional Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases
Direct Quotations
When to Use Direct Quotations
Documenting and Integrating Direct Quotations
Rules for Punctuating Quotations
Practice in Punctuating Quotations
Additional Practice in Punctuating Quotations
Practice in Creating Lead-Ins for Quotations
Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations
Additional Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations
Works Cited and References
General Guidelines
Citing Electronic Information
Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises
Arranging a Works Cited or References List
Sample Student Research Papers
Sample Outline for Student Research Paper
Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format
Excerpt of Student Research Paper in APA Format
Answer Key
Sample APA Entries
Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources
Sample MLA Entries
Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources
Index Inside back cover

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