Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series - covering humanities courses, the social sciences, life sciences, and engineering - are intended for students in anyundergraduate course with a research and writing component, but they are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level.Revisions to the fifth edition of Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing include updates to Chapter 2, 'Searching and Researching,' and new information on conducting research, evaluating sources, and integrating the material into written work.Dates and examples have been updated throughout the text, as have coverage of citations, sourcing materials from the internet, and plagiarism and references. Finally, the new edition features a mini-index, outlining the most common research and writing issues, on the inside front cover for quick andeasy reference.

Author Biography

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. David B. Knight is a geographical research and performance consultant and a former professor of geography at Carleton University and the University of Guelph. Dianne Draper is a professor of geography at the University of Calgary.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Acknowledgementsp. vi
A Note to the Studentp. vii
Thinking and Writingp. 1
Searching and Researchingp. 19
Writing and Reading Lecture Notesp. 56
Writing a Report on a Book or an Articlep. 66
Writing an Essayp. 73
Writing a Proposal, Research Paper, and Thesisp. 93
Quotations and Documentationp. 105
Presentations and Group Workp. 131
Writing a Lab Reportp. 151
Writing Examinationsp. 160
Doing Field Work and Writing about Itp. 171
Illustrating Your Workp. 184
Words: Gender, Race, and Other Sensitivitiesp. 214
Writing with Stylep. 221
Grammar and Usagep. 238
Punctuationp. 252
Misused Words and Phrasesp. 269
Important Definitionsp. 283
Weights, Measures, and Notationp. 311
Selected foumals of Interest to Geographers and Environmental Scientistsp. 313
Selected Websites of Interest to Geographers and Environmental Scientistsp. 317
Indexp. 322
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