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Writing Research Papers, 12/e combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation.Step-by-step instruction in a clear, non-intimidation writing style, takes the reader from the selection and narrowing of a topic, through research, note taking, planning, drafting, revising, to preparation of the finished document. Available in two formatsperfect-bound (0-321-45798-6) and spiral-bound with tabs ( 0-321-45799-4 a handier format at a slightly higher price)Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Instructor|
|Preface to the Student|
|Writing from Research|
|Why Do Research|
|Learning Format Variations|
|Understanding a Research Assignment|
|Understanding the Terminology|
|Establishing a Schedule|
|Finding a Topic|
|Relating Your Personal Ideas to a Scholarly Problem|
|Connecting Personal Experience to Scholarly Topics|
|Speculating about Your Subject to Discover Ideas and to Focus on the Issues|
|Talking with Others to Find and Refine the Topic|
|Online Discussion Groups 2|
|Using the World Wide Web to Refine Your Topic|
|Using an Online Subject Directory|
|Using an Internet Key-word Search 2|
|Using the Library's Electronic Databases to Find and Narrow a Subject 2|
|Using the Library's Electronic Book Catalogs to Find a Topic 2|
|Expressing a Thesis Statement, Enthymeme, or Hypothesis 2|
|Drafting a Research Proposal|
|The Short Proposal|
|The Long Proposal|
|Your Research Project|
|Finding and Filtering Electronic Sources|
|Beginning an Online Search|
|Reading an Online Address|
|Using a Search Engine|
|Subject Directory Search Engines|
|Robot-Driven Search Engines|
|Specialized Search Engines|
|Educational Search Engines|
|Educational Search Engines Maintained by Libraries|
|Searching for Articles in Journals and Magazines|
|Searching for Articles in Newspapers and Media Sources|
|Using Listserv, Usenet, and Chat Groups|
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