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|Genre/Form:||Handbooks, manuals, etc|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bruce P Ballenger
|ISBN:||0205666116 9780205666119 9780205745265 0205745261|
|Description:||xxvi, 374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface. 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 Purpose How Formal Should It Be? When "Bad" Writing Is Good. Thinking Like an Academic Writer. "Essaying" or Arguing? The Research Essay and Academic Writing. 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. Getting the Pot Boiling. Other Ways to Find a Topic What Is a Good Topic? Making the Most of an Assigned Topic. Developing a Working Knowledge. Research Strategies Narrowing the Subject. Circling the Lighthouse. From Landscape Shots to Close-Ups. Possible Purposes for a Research Assignment. Reading for Research. Reading Rhetorically. Reading like an Outsider. 2. The Second Week. Developing a Research Strategy. Google vs. the Library A Complementary Research Strategy Find Sufficient Information by Using the Best Search Terms Find Varied Sources Find Quality Sources Developing Focused Knowledge. What About a Thesis? Library Research Techniques. Finding Books Understanding Call Numbers Advanced Internet Research Techniques. Types of Search Engines. Living Sources: Interviews and Surveys. Arranging Interviews. Planning Informal Surveys. Conducting Surveys. 3. The Third Week. Writing in the Middle. Becoming an Activist Notetaker. Recognizing Plagiarism. I Read What You Said and Borrowed It, Okay? Why Plagiarism Matters. Sources Are from Mars, Notetakers Are from Venus. Notetaking Techniques. The Double-Entry Journal. Other Notetaking Techniques The Research Log: A Jay Leno Approach. Narrative Notetaking. Online Research Notebooks When You're Coming Up Short: More Advanced Searching Techniques Advanced Library Searching Techniques Advanced Internet Search Techniques Thinking Outside the Box: Alternative Sources 4. The Fourth Week. Getting to the Draft. When the Experts Disagree. An Application Example. Deciding Whether to Say I. Beginning at the Beginning. Deciding on a Voice. Writing for Reader Interest. Organizing the Draft Delaying Thesis Structure Question-Claim Structure Essaying or Arguing: An Example Writing with Sources Quick Tips for Controlling Quotations Grafting Quotes Sandwiching Quotes Billboarding Quotes Splicing Quotes Citing Sources. An Alternative to Colliding Footnotes. I Hate These Theses to Pieces. Driving Through the First Draft. 5. The Fifth Week. Revising for Purpose. The Thesis as a Tool for Revision Using a Reader Attacking the Draft Revising for Information. Finding Quick Facts. Revising for Language. Listening to the Voice, How to Control Information. Scrutinizing Paragraphs. Scrutinizing Sentences. Stock Phrases in Research Papers Preparing the Final Manuscript. Considering "Reader-Friendly" Design. Following MLA Conventions. Proofreading Your Paper. Looking Back and Moving On. Appendix A: Guide to MLA Styles. Part One: Citing Sources in Your Essay. Part Two: Format Part Three: Preparing the "Works Cited" Page. Part Four: Student Essay in MLA Style. Appendix B: Guide to APA Style. Part One: How the Essay Should Look. Part Two: Citing Sources in Your Essay. Part Three: Preparing the "References" List. Part Four: Sample Paper in APA Style. Appendix C: Understanding Research Assignments Analyzing the Purpose of the Assignment Argumentative Research: Open or Closed? Audience Emphasis on Formal Qualities Types of Evidence: Primary or Secondary Index.|
An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. Offering a wide variety of examples from student and professional writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Students are encouraged to find ways to bring their writing to life, even though they are writing with "facts." A unique chronological organization sets up achievable writing goals while it provides week-by-week guidance through the research process. Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and documenting source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills.
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