The definitive research paper guide for your courses , Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation.
This market-leading text provides you with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document.
Additional sample papers are available on the text's companion web site.
The web site also includes exercises and multimedia tutorials. Lester, Jr., is affiliated with Austin Peay State University.
9780205651924 Writing research papers; a complete guide, 13th ed. Individual chapters are devoted to citation and writing styles for MLA, APA, CMS, and CSE.
The book offers step-by-step guidance for the entire research writing process, from selecting a topic through gathering and evaluating sources in the library and online, conducting field research, writing notes and outlines, and drafting, revising, and formatting the paper. Textbooks, edited books, biographies and review articles are examples of secondary sources. synthesize the information provided by primary sources and include interpretations, criticisms, evaluations, and summaries.In addition, an all-new Interactive Edition CD-ROM offers the entire text in an electronic format for easy reference while writing and researching on a computer. Chapter 9, "Writing Effective Notes and Creating Outlines" (p. Numerous multimedia features include: interactive research activities, weblinks, and resources. spiral-bound with tabs--Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers. 145-165) is worth reading before embarking on any writing project. If something isn't clear to you, ask your instructor. Then select a specific question or statement and use this as the focus for your paper. Simplify each idea to one word or a short phrase, and make a list. Most of the time you will be searching electronic databases, such as the Library's Catalogue and E-Resources. Start your search with one keyword, two keywords joined by "AND", or a short phrase.Research is a commitment of your time and energy, so it's important to have a clear idea of what you are looking for before you start! On the other hand, if your topic is too broad, you might become overwhelmed by too much information! Next, brainstorm related words or synonyms for each keyword. Refine your search by adding or removing search terms, or trying alternate keywords. Start with a "words or phrase" search, using the keywords you've identified. Pearson / Longman 2010 398 pages .33 Paperback LB2369 Of special interest in this writing reference are the many easy-to-read examples of citations of every kind of sources, even tricky situations like nonprint sources with no page number, reports from a university department available on a private organization's web site, and material from virtual conferences.There is also a full chapter on creating electronic research projects.Go to E-Resources and choose a subject related to your topic, or "general", to access a list of suitable databases.Each database provides access to many journals, magazines, newspapers and similar publications.