The Little Penguin Handbook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This full-color, spiral-bound brief handbook provides easy to understand answers to the most common questions writers have about grammar, style, research and documentation- all at a very accessible price!

Table of Contents

Think as a Writer
Think about the process of communication
Think about your audience
Think about your credibility
Read and View with a Critical Eye
Become a critical reader
Become a critical viewer
Plan Your Writing
Establish goals and find a topic
Write a working thesis
Write a Draft
Determine your organization
Compose a draft
Compose Paragraphs
Focus your paragraphs
Write effective beginning and ending paragraphs
Revise, Edit, and Proofread
Evaluate your draft
Learn strategies for rewriting
Edit for specific goals
Proofread carefully
Write in Academic Genres
Write an observation
Write a case study
Write a lab report in the sciences
Write an essay exam
Researching Five Steps for Planning and Conducting Research
How do I find a topic?
How do I focus a topic?
How do I determine what research I need?
How do I find sources?
How do I keep track of my research?
Find Sources in Databases
Know the strengths of database sources
Find information in databases
Construct effective database searches
Locate elements of a citation in database sources
Find Sources on the Web
Find reliable Web sources
Construct effective Web searches
Locate elements of a citation in Web sources
Find Print Sources
Know the strengths of print sources
Find books
Find journal articles
Locate elements of a citation in print sources
Evaluate Your Sources
Determine the relevance of sources
Determine the quality of print and database sources
Determine the quality of Web sources
Plan Field Research
Know what you can obtain from field research
Conduct interviews
Administer surveys
Make observations
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