Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide
Writing is the single most important tool of the political scientist's trade. While teaching her own classes, Diane E. Schmidt realized that no book on the market addressed the specific needs of the political science writer-the unique set of skills, vocabulary, sources, and methods of inquiry. Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide, Second Edition does just that for almost any level of political science course, from freshman American government to senior capstone courses. Based on a Writing Across the Curriculum approach often mandated by state boards of higher education, this text offers clear, straightforward instructions, written in an engaging conversational tone which students will find easy to follow. Among its many features, this text includes: *NEW! A thorough treatment of how to use the internet for political science research, including citation guidelines and information on evaluating sources *NEW! thorough description of political inquiry and what it involves *An easy to use topics selection guide tied to subdisciplines in the field *Examples of every kind of writing assignment used in the discipline *Sections addressing common writing problems faced by students *A chapter explaining the basics of writing letters of introduction, vitaes, and resume
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