Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, 16th edition

  • James D. Lester, 
  • James D. Lester

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For courses in Research Writing.

 

Celebrating 50 years of delivering current, detailed guidance on academic research and writing

The definitive research paper guide, Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide combines a traditional but practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. Written by the original author’s son, this text remains the foremost handbook for current, detailed guidance about academic research, writing, and documentation.

 

Over the last two decades, the world of academic research has changed dramatically. Most research is now done online, which has not only put an almost unimaginable wealth of new sources at our fingertips, but has also brought challenges in evaluating source credibility and usefulness. Marking the 50th anniversary of Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, the 16th Edition confronts these new challenges and offers clear, detailed guidance to assist student researchers as they struggle to keep pace with online research, electronic publishing, and new documentation formats.



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

ISBN-13: 9780137540853

Subject: Composition

Category: Research

Overview

Brief Contents

  1. Writing from Research
  2. Finding a Topic
  3. Organizing Ideas and Setting Goals
  4. Gathering Sources Online
  5. Gathering Sources in the Library
  6. Conducting Field Research
  7. Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
  8. Reading and Evaluating Sources
  9. Writing Effective Notes and Creating Outlines
  10. Drafting the Paper in an Academic Style
  11. Blending Reference Material into Your Writing
  12. Writing the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
  13. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting the Rough Draft
  14. Works Cited: MLA Style
  15. Writing in APA Style
  16. The Footnote System: CMS Style
  17. CSE Style for the Natural and Applied Sciences
  18. Creating Electronic and Multimedia Research Projects

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