Curious Researcher, The: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, 9th edition

  • Bruce Ballenger

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The Curious Researcher features an inquiry-based approach and stresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. A variety of examples from student and professional writers encourages you to bring fact-based writing to life as you develop sound research and analysis skills.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137527465

Subject: Composition

Category: Research

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Thinking about–and Rethinking–the Research Paper
  1. The First Week
    • The Importance of Getting Curious
    • Developing a Working Knowledge
    • Narrowing the Subject
    • Reading for Research
  2. The Second Week
    • What Are Your Research Routines?
    • Planning for the Dive
    • Developing Focused Knowledge
    • Keeping Track of What You Find: Building a Bibliography
    • Searching Library Databases for Books and Articles
    • Advanced Internet Research Using Google Scholar
    • Living Sources: Interviews and Surveys
    • Fieldwork: Research on What You See and Hear
  3. The Third Week
    • Writing in the Middle: Conversing with Sources
    • Notetaking as a Scene of Writing
    • What I Hear You Saying
    • Your Voice and Theirs: Using Sources Responsibly
    • A Taxonomy of Copying
    • Plagiarism Q & A
    • Why Plagiarism Matters
    • The Notetaker’s Triad: Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary
    • Notetaking Methods
    • When You’re Coming up Short: More Advanced Searching Techniques
  4. The Fourth Week
    • Getting to the Draft
    • Organizing the Draft
    • Preparing to Write the Draft
    • Starting to Write the Draft: Beginning at the Beginning
    • Writing for Reader Interest
    • Writing with Sources
    • Driving through the First Draft
  5. The Fifth Week
    • Seeing the “Triangleness” of the Draft
    • Reresearching
    • Local Revision: Revising for Language
    • Preparing the Final Manuscript
    • Looking Back and Moving On

Appendix A: Guide to the New MLA Style

Appendix B: Guide to APA Style

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