Research Writing Simplified A Documentation Guide Plus MyWritingLab -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2014-02-27
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Table of Contents

The Research Process

R-1 Choosing a Topic 

R-2 Researching a Topic 

R-3 Preparing a Bibliography and a Preliminary Thesis 

R-4 Taking Notes and Outlining 

Citing Sources and Academic Honesty

C-1 Documentation Systems 

C-2 In-Text Citations 

C-3 Avoiding Plagiarism 

C-4 Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism 

C-5 Additional Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism 


S-1 When to Summarize 

S-2 Documenting Summaries 

S-3 Practice in Summarizing 

S-4 Practice in Documenting Summaries 

S-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Summaries 


P-1 When to Paraphrase 

P-2 Documenting Paraphrases and Using Lead-Ins 

P-3 Practice in Paraphrasing 

P-4 Practice in Documenting Paraphrases 

P-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases 

P-6 Additional Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases 

Direct Quotations

Q-1 When to Use Direct Quotations 

Q-2 Documenting and Integrating Direct Quotations 

Q-3 Rules for Punctuating Quotations 

Q-4 Practice in Punctuating Quotations 

Q-5 Additional Practice in Punctuating Quotations 

Q-6 Practice in Creating Lead-Ins for Quotations 

Q-7 Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations 

Q-8 Additional Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations 

Q-9 Common Errors in Citing Sources 

Works Cited and References

W-1 MLA and APA 

W-2 General Guidelines 

W-3 Citing Electronic Information 

W-4 Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises (Electronic Sources) 

W-5 Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises (Non-Electronic Sources) 

W-6 Arranging a Works Cited or References List with Electronic Sources 

W-7 Arranging a Works Cited or References List with Print and Electronic Sources 

Sample Student Research Papers

SP-1 Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format with Annotated Bibliography 

SP-2 Excerpt of Student Research Paper in APA Format 

SP-3 Excerpt of Student Research Paper in CMS Format 

Quick Review: Writing with Precision

WP-1 Review: Elements of the Essay 

WP-2 Review: Major Usage Errors 

Answer Key

Sample Chicago Manual of Style Entries

Sample APA Entries

Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources

Sample MLA Entries

Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources



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