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

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
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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