Curious Researcher : A Guide to Writing Research Papers

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach, The Curious Researcher stresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. KEY BENEFIT: Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Readers are encouraged to find ways to bring their writing to life, even though they are writing with "facts." Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and documenting source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills. Topics include information on selecting a research topic, the latest information on Internet research, advice on structuring a research paper, and full treatment of MLA and APA citation formats. Research, General Interest.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking the Research Paper
Learning and Unlearning
Using This Book
The Exercises
The Five-Week Plan
Alternatives to the Five-Week Plan
The Research Paper and the Research Report
Discovering Your PurposeHow Formal Should It Be?
When ""Bad"" Writing Is Good
Thinking Like an Academic Writer
""Essaying"" or Arguing?Becoming an Authority by Using Authorities
""It's Just My Opinion""Facts Don't Kill
The Question Habit.1
The First Week
The Importance of Getting Curious
Learning to Wonder Again
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