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The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers

Spalding, Cathy (Book - 2005)
The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers
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That important paper is due soon and you don't know where to start. You're out of ideas and out of time. Don't panic-- writing great research papers is not as daunting a task as you think. It's just a process--and with The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers , you can master that process in no time. Professional educator and writer Cathy Spalding guides you step -by-step through the writing process--from brainstorming ideas to polishing your final work. With dozens of timesaving tips on organization, research, and revision, you'll find the actual writing easier than ever before. This easy-to-follow handbook answers all of your questions: What are the different types of research papers--and which should you write? How can you focus your research efforts, saving time and aggravation? Yikes! You're three pages short - now what? What can you do to protect yourself from plagiarism? How do you find and cite all of your sources? Perfect for high school and college students juggling multiple assignments, The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers shows you how to take control of your assignments - before they take control of you!
Authors: Spalding, Cathy
Title: The everything guide to writing research papers
Publisher: Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2005
Characteristics: xii, 289 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cathy Spalding
Contents: Research paper basics
Choosing a topic
Narrowing the topic
Managing your time efficiently
Encyclopedias and other reference materials
Books as research tools
Magazines and newspapers
Using the internet
Mass media presentations
Museums and historical sites
Taking notes
Performing research
Assessing and analyzing information
Writing a bibliography
Preparing an outline
Organizing your notes
Writing a first draft
Checking facts
Proofreading and editing
Adding extra touches
Writing the final draft
Real-life research papers
Alternate Title: Writing research papers
ISBN: 9781593374228
Branch Call Number: 808.02 S734e 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Research Handbooks, manuals, etc Report writing Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Research
Report writing
LCCN: 2005015481
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This book covers every aspect of the research paper process, from research to writing to revision. It includes several chapters on sources of information, including some unique and important primary sources like museums and historical sites.

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