The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper

101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out

Author: Erika Eby

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386052

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In this new book, you will learn tips for formatting your research paper, as well as how to complete a cohesive, well-structured assignment for any college course. The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper will walk you through the entire process of writing a research paper, from choosing a topic, to conducting your research, to writing and editing each draft of the assignment. You will learn how to properly use the library, as well as tricks for finding relevant and credible articles, books, and online sources. This comprehensive guide then takes you a step further, with information on how to check your work for plagiarism and eliminate it from your paper altogether as you learn how to use your research as a source to support your thesis. Filled with tips for finding reputable sources and conducting research efficiently, even English majors will find this guide useful in defining a focused thesis and developing it throughout an entire paper, regardless of the required word count. Using the step-by-step instructions and writing guidelines offered in this book, you will learn how to manage your time while simultaneously mastering the basics-choosing a unique topic, taking notes from your research and incorporating them into your writing, and citing sources in MLA or APA style (or style laid out by other reference manuals). Get your creative juices flowing with our list of prompts, or compare your work or outline to samples from real research papers; then polish your paper off with grammar and style tips from professional editors. Use the checklists included in this book to make sure your paper measures up to any criteria, as you learn how to keep your paper consistent in style, tone, punctuation, capitalization, and more. This book is filled with hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make your research paper stand out in the stack.

Student's Guide to Writing College Papers

Fourth Edition

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226816333

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 720

High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

Students' Guide to Colleges

The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts--The Students Who Attend Them

Author: Jordan Goldman,Colleen Buyers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221410

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 5909

College guides are a must for any teenager trying to choose the right school. Unfortunately, most guidebooks are vague, boring tomes written by administrators and journalists, instead of the real experts–the college students that actually go there. Students’ Guide to Colleges is different. Entirely student-written and edited, this invaluable resource cuts through the cant with comprehensive listings of the vital statistics and requirements for America’s top 100 schools accompanied by three totally honest, fresh, fun-to-read descriptions penned by attending undergrads from different walks of life. Want to know how big classes really are? How rigorous the academics get? Or how greek or granola, chill or up-tight, homogenous or diverse, gay or straight, a campus really is? Lively, irreverent, and insightful, the Students’ Guide to Colleges is the only guidebook that offers multiple perspectives on each school and tells it like it is so that college applicants can make the best choice when deciding where they want to spend their college years. More than 30,000 students surveryed Preface by Chuck Hughes, former seniior dean of admissions at Harvard University

Engaging ideas

the professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom

Author: John C. Bean

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 8328

"Engaging Ideas surprised me. I didn't expect to like it, but I really did. I didn't expect to find so much in it that would cause me to pause and reflect on my own practices as a teacher, but this is exactly what happened repeatedly. I didn't expect to find the writing so sprightly an attention-holding, but it was. And I didn't expect that I would decide to change the nature of the writing assignments I give students as a result of this book, but I have....An excellent resource for faculty across all disciplines who long for ways of improving student writing and thinking skills." --Howard B. Altman, director, Linguistics Program, University of Louisville Engaging Ideas is a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline who want to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and oncorporate them into their courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate. The book also shows how writing can easily be integrated with such other critical thinking activities as inquiry discussions, simulation games, classroom debates, interactive lectures, and more--helping transform students from passive to active learners.

Student Success in College: Doing What Works!

Author: Christine Harrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713335

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9008

Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and student success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS! offers an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Your students will find success as they learn how to put the information on skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking and information literacy skills, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will help students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By providing students with shared content that is relevant and meaningful, they can practice skills they can apply immediately to their other classes. The 7 chapters in the text covers key strategies for success in college including how to use campus resources, staying motivated, setting goals, making good decisions, staying positive and establishing a support system, using memory techniques and taking notes, and preparing for tests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

REA's Authoritative Guide to Law Schools

Author: Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878914784

Category: Law

Page: 482

View: 2297

This comprehensive guide includes all the facts necessary to make informed decisions about where to apply and what to expect in law school. Official profiles of every accredited U.S. And Canadian law school, as well as many nonaccredited schools, are presented in clear, easy-to-read formats. Special sections offer in-depth advice on how to finance your law school education, how to evaluate your admission chances at different schools, and what types of law school programs are available. A pre-law advisor answers the most frequently-asked questions. In a separate essay, a law school student gives a personal account of the admission process and experiences in the first year of law school.

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond

Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540333886

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 8272

This book helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. It concentrates on critical skills and tactics that are overlooked by many other how-to guides.

Film Studies

An Introduction

Author: Ed Sikov

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231142939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 9189

Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.

The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science

A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs

Author: Victor A. Bloomfield,Esam E. El-Fakahany

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226060624

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6479

Embarking upon research as a graduate student or postdoc can be exciting and enriching—the start of a rewarding career. But the world of scientific research is also a competitive one, with grants and good jobs increasingly hard to find. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is intended to help scientists not just cope but excel at this critical phase in their careers. Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany, both well-known scientists with extensive experience as teachers, mentors, and administrators, have combined their knowledge to create a guidebook that addresses all of the challenges that today’s scientists-in-training face. They begin by considering the early stages of a career in science: deciding whether or not to pursue a PhD, choosing advisors and mentors, and learning how to teach effectively. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany then explore the skills essential to conducting and presenting research. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science offers detailed advice on how to pursue research ethically, manage time, and communicate effectively, especially at academic conferences and with students and peers. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany write in accessible, straightforward language and include a synopsis of key points at the end of each chapter, so that readers can dip into relevant sections with ease. From students prepping for the GRE to postdocs developing professional contacts to faculty advisors and managers of corporate labs, scientists at every level will find The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science an unparalleled resource. “The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is a roadmap to the beginning stages of a scientific career. I will encourage my own students to purchase it.”—Dov F. Sax, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Brown University “Step-by-step, Victor Bloomfield and Esam El-Fakahany provide sound, thorough, yet succinct advice on every issue a scientist in training is likely to encounter. Young readers will welcome the authors’ advice on choosing a graduate school, for example, while senior scientists will probably wish that a book like this had been around when they were starting out. With down-to-earth and occasionally humorous advice, The Chicago Guide to your Career in Academic Biology belongs on the bookshelf of every graduate student and advisor.”—Norma Allewell, Dean, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, University of Maryland

The City

A Dictionary of Quotable Thoughts on Cities and Urban Life

Author: James A. Clapp

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141285069X

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 7493

Originally published in 1984 by the Center for Urban Policy Research.

Research Strategies

Author: William Badke

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1491722339

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 8723

With the information provided here, writing research papers does not have to be frustrating or boring. It is possible to develop significant skills in order to make the writing process much easier, and the author explains the skills and strategies you need to efficiently and effectively complete a research project . In this book, the author offers a clear, simple, roadmap for conducting research and navigating the vast new world of information and technology. He details the entire research paper process from start to finish, and provides insightful and helpful information.

README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods

Author: Lyn Richards,Janice M. Morse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998069

Category: Reference

Page: 311

View: 7671

The Third Edition of this README FIRST for a User’s Guide to Qualitative Methods offers those new to qualitative inquiry a clear and practical handbook to doing qualitative research, the fit of questions to methods, and the tasks of getting started. In their direct and friendly style, Lyn Richards and Janice Morse help researchers reflect on why they are working qualitatively, choose an appropriate method, and confidently approach research design, data making, coding, analyzing and finally writing up their results.

AHA Perspectives

Newsletter of the American Historical Association Including EIB Notices

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6175

Research methods for social psychology

Author: Dana Dunn

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: 9781405149808

Category: Psychology

Page: 402

View: 5025

Research Methods for Social Psychology teaches students to think like an experimental social psychologist. Striking a balance between theoretical sophistication and hands-on activities and exercises, this engaging text offers a friendly approach to methodology and a successful means of motivating students to design and execute their own social psychological research. Active learning activities on social psychology in each chapter, as well as thought exercises at the end of each chapter Guidance on developing social psychology research topics, advice on ethics reviews of research projects, instructions on how to design independent and dependent variables, and assistance with performing a post-experimental interviews with participants A stand alone chapter on basic data analysis, in addition to directions for putting statistical results into words Guidance on writing APA-style summaries of social psychology experiments, as well as giving oral and poster presentations; includes a sample annotated APA-style lab report Instructor test bank with questions and answers for each chapter available at www.wiley.com/go/dunn

Writing That Makes Sense

Critical Thinking in College Composition

Author: David S. Hogsette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 155635861X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 630

View: 2555

Students often face a daunting dilemma in academia when it comes to writing. In their composition courses they are encouraged to express their emotions, find themselves, construct their own meanings, discover their voices, and own their identities through writing. But when they are asked to write lab reports, history papers, sociological studies, or to write discipline specific documents for their majors, their professors aren't much interested in self-expression, self-esteem, identity politics, or endlessly open-ended non-answers in search of a question. Their professors want clear writing that makes sense and that evidences critical thinking. What are students to do? Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the basics of the writing process and critical thinking, and it teaches them how to write various types of academic essays they are likely to encounter in their academic careers. Drawing on nearly twenty years of experience in teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking and logical thought to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful writing in academia. Writing That Makes Sense includes many professional essays and articles from a variety of voices often underrepresented in academia today, thus introducing students to a wider intellectual diversity. Students will also benefit from a chapter on information literacy that provides practical tips on engaging the research process and writing research papers.

APA Style Simplified

Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology

Author: Bernard C. Beins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289080

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 6772

This is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly andeffectively in APA style. Demonstrates how to write objective scientific research papersusing interesting prose Incorporates guidelines from the 6th edition of theAPA publication manual Explores how to develop ideas, connect them to what others havewritten, and express them clearly Discusses the differences between written, oral, and posterpresentations and offers instructions for applying APA style toeach