10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper

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Barron's Educational Series, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 170 pages
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Updated to conform to current standards and computerized research sources, this succinct, easy-to-follow guide gives students clear directions for writing papers in virtually all academic subjects. The authors describe how to determine a subject, formulate and outline a provisional thesis, prepare a bibliography, take notes from sources, write a draft, then revise and edit the paper, bringing it to its final form. Added advice includes avoiding plagiarism and making the most of library resources.
 

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Contents

Find a Subject
5
Read a General Article
7
Formulate a Temporary Thesis and a Temporary Outline
9
Prepare the Preliminary Bibliography
14
Take Notes from Relevant Sources
63
Label Notecards and Revise Working Outline
78
Write the First Draft
82
Revise the Text Write Introduction and Conclusion
88
A Step to Avoid
134
A Step to Master
142
Research Terms Defined
147
Library Classification Systems
151
References Materials and Style Manuals
153
Abbreviations Used in Research
161
Roman Numerals
163
Basic Punctuation
164

Fill in Parenthetical References or Footnotes on Draft
91
Put the Paper in Final Form
109
A Sample Research Paper
112

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About the author (2001)

Markman is Professor Emeritus at California State University in Long Beach, California.

Markham is Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College and Adjunct Professor at California State University.

Waddell is Former Professor of The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas.