Research Papers: A Practical Guide

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 318 pages
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"Research Papers teaches essential research skills through engaging topics, interesting readings, and practical exercises. The book demystifies the research process with careful guidance and directed activities on topics of genuine interest, paying particular attention to common student troublespots. The text includes extensive instruction on electronic resources and citation, and a complete sample research paper using MLA documentation.

To provide context for the exercises, the book requires students to explore fascinating topics such as the Lizzie Borden murder case, the "Titanic disaster, slave narratives by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, and Edith Wharton' s trip to a Morocco harem.

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Contents

Preface
1
The Research Process in Action
15
chapter S Finding a Subject
27
Copyright

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Marian Arkin (Ph.D., New York University) is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College where she is also director of the Writing Center and co-director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She has written and co-edited books on tutoring and literature, and she is the managing editor of Antipodes magazine.Cecilia Macheski (Ph.D., City University of New York) is a professor of English and former director of the Writing Program at LaGuardia Community College. She has held three Fulbright Senior Scholar grants and has edited and co-edited books on literature by and about women.Both Marian Arkin and Cecilia Macheski have each taught writing courses for thirty years.

Marian Arkin (Ph.D., New York University) is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College where she is also director of the Writing Center and co-director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She has written and co-edited books on tutoring and literature, and she is the managing editor of "Antipodes magazine.

Cecilia Macheski (Ph.D., City University of New York) is a professor of English and former director of the Writing Program at LaGuardia Community College. She has held three Fulbright Senior Scholar grants and has edited and co-edited books on literature by and about women.

Both Marian Arkin and Cecilia Macheski have each taught writing courses for thirty years.

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