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Research Papers For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5426-1
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360 pages
July 2002
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Introduction.

Part I: Figuring Out What You Are Writing and How to Write It.

Chapter 1: Running a Marathon in Sandals, or Writing a Research Paper.

Chapter 2: Getting on the Right Track: Tips for Saving Time and Effort.

Chapter 3: What Am I Writing About?

Part II: Finding Everything about Anything: Research.

Chapter 4: Casting a Wide Net: Choosing Sources for Your Paper.

Chapter 5: Surfing Safari: Researching Online.

Chapter 6: Working from Traditional Sources.

Chapter 7: Real Live People: Interviewing Techniques.

Part III: Collecting Pearls of Wisdom: How to Take Notes.

Chapter 8: One Size Does Not Fit All: Note-Taking Methods.

Chapter 9: Note Taking: What to Write, What to Skip.

Chapter 10: Staying on the Right Side of the Law.

Part IV: More Than Sharpening Pencils: Preparing to Write.

Chapter 11: Forming a Thesis Statement.

Chapter 12: Choosing a Structure for Your Paper.

Chapter 13: Organizing the Information: Subtopics.

Chapter 14: The Battle Plan: Constructing an Outline.

Part V: Turn on the Computer, Fill the Fountain Pen: It's Time to Write.

Chapter 15: Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Writing an Effective Introduction.

Chapter 16: The Body of Evidence.

Chapter 17: And in Conclusion.

Chapter 18: The Picky Stuff: Citing Sources.

Chapter 19: It's a Breeze: The Final Draft.

Chapter 20: Solving Special Problems.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: The Ten Best Ways to Start Electronic Research.

Chapter 22: The Ten Best Ways to Start Traditional Research.

Appendix.

Index.

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