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Who Says? The Writer's Research

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

Author Biography

Deborah H. Holdstein is Professor and Associate Chair of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Danielle Aquiline is Associate Professor of English at Oakton Community College.

Table of Contents


In each chapter: Stop and Consider

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
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, Works Cited, and References
The In-Text Citation
Ideas Into Practice

Chapter 10. What Now? Revising, Presenting, Reviewing
Taking One Last Look at Your Thesis
Presenting Your Research
Communicating Your Data or Research Visually
The Final Checkup
Ideas into Practice

Appendix A Sample Student Essay 1: MLA
Appendix B Sample Student Essay 1: APA


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