McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 29, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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Write an effective research paper--no sweat!

The words “research paper” may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your hands about the topic! Never fear, this concise resource will guide you through the process step-by-step and make the experience painless. With veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison's advice, you'll be able to create a thought-provoking research paper that will get you the best possible grade!

McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers gives you the tools to:

  • Organize a helpful outline before you write
  • Find solid evidence at the library and on the Internet to back up your thesis
  • Write effective sentences to support your topic
  • Replace common phrases with attention-drawing wording to properly articulate your ideas
  • Use smooth transitions between paragraphs to keep your paper flowing
  • Craft eloquent summaries and conclusions
  • Avoid accidental incidences of plagiarism
  • Run a thorough check over your research paper before you hand it in
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Doing Your Research
19
Crafting Your Outline
71
Preparing Your Draft
93
Revising Your Work
121
Polishing Your Writing
145
Preparing Your Submission
161
Getting Ready for the Next Time
165
The Dewey Decimal System
169
The Library of Congress Classification System
175
About the Author
189
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About the author (2010)

Carol Ellison is a seasoned composition instructor. She teaches on the writing faculty of Rutgers University.

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