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Now in a new edition, Who Says? The Writer's Research is an innovative and brief research guide focusing on information literacy. The text shows students not only how to do research but also why research is important.
Written for today's college student, Who Says? addresses contemporary research issues head on: --What does it mean to conduct research in an age when we are bombarded by collaborative information through online media and databases like Wikipedia? --Who owns this information? How do we know? --As information circulates and changes, do the lines between audience and author blur? --How should these changes alter our expectations as readers and as writers?
By prompting students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority, Who Says? not only shows students how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing, but also encourages students to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, leading them to develop more confident and compelling voices as writers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Information? Information and Being Literate about Information Being Overwhelmed--This Is a Process? Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 2 Says Who? The Writer's Authority, the Writer's Voice The Rhetorical Situation Establishing Ethos Voice and Writing Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 3 But You Said This Was Collaborative: Plagiarism Understanding Plagiarism Avoiding Plagiarism Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 4 Who Cares? Identifying the Problem Finding a Topic Turning Personal Interests Into Appropriate Research Topics Finding Significance and Identifying an Audience Crafting a Thesis or Posing a Research Question Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 5 The Wikipedia Problem: Evaluating and Trusting Sources in a Digital Age Research in a Digital Age Evaluating Sources The Good News: Using Wikipedia and Google Effectively Determining Appropriate Resources Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 6 What Counts and Why? Finding and Engaging Sources Finding Resources Knowing the Difference: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources Finding Sources Online Finding Sources in the Library Interviewing and Field Research: Generating Your Primary Data Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 7 Yours, Mine, or Ours? Integrating Resources From Research to Writing Integrating Resources: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 8 Now I Have Evidence: Writing and Crafting Your Research Crafting your Argument Organizing and Strategizing Planning and Drafting Creating the Body of Your Research Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 9 What's Appropriate? Citing Sources and Citation Formats Understanding Citations Bibliographies (and Works Cited) The In-Text Citation Ideas Into Practice
Chapter 10 What Now? Revising, Presenting, Reviewing Revising Taking One Last Look at Your Thesis Presenting Your Research Communicating Your Data or Research Visually The Final Checkup Conclusion Ideas Into Practice
Appendix A Sample Student Essay 1: MLA Appendix B Sample Student Essay 1: APA Credits Index