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Student's guide to writing college papers / Kate L. Turabian ; revised by Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. Fitzgerald, and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff.

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Kirtland Community College Library LB 2369 .T87 2019 30775305554389 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780226494562
  • ISBN: 022649456X
  • ISBN: 9780226430263
  • ISBN: 022643026X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago ; University of Chicago Press, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : Writing, argument, and research -- Part I. Your research project : Imagining your project : How researchers think about their projects ; Conversing with your readers ; How researchers think about their answers/arguments ; How you can best think about your project -- Defining a research question : Questions and topics ; How to choose a topic ; Twp kinds of research questions ; Question your topic ; How to find a topic and question in a source ; Evaluate your questions -- Working toward an answer : Propose some possible answers ; Build a storyboard to plan and guide your work -- Doing your research : Three kinds of sources and their uses ; Search for sources systematically ; Evaluate sources for relevance and reliability ; Record citation information fully and accurately ; Using people in research -- Engaging sources : Read critically ; Take notes systematically ; Take useful notes ; Write as you read ; Review your progress ; How and when to start over ; Manage moments of uncertainty -- Constructing your argument : What a research argument is and is not ; Build your argument around answers to readers' questions ; Assemble the core of your argument ; Acknowledge and respond to readers' questions and points of view ; Explain your reasoning if readers might question it ; An argument assembled -- Planning a first draft : Avoid unhelpful plans ; Consider a range of useful plans ; Create a plan that meets your readers' needs -- Drafting your paper : Draft in a way that feels comfortable ; Picture your readers asking friendly questions ; Be open to surprises ; Develop effective drafting habits ; Stay on track through headings and key terms ; Stay on track through topic sentences and transitions ; Work through procrastination and writer's block -- Incorporating your sources : When to quote, paraphrase, or summarize? ; Creating a fair summary ; Creating a fair paraphrase ; Adding quotations to your text ; Introducing quotations and paraphrases ; Mixing quotation with summary and paraphrase ; Interpreting complex quotations before you offer them -- Avoiding plagiarism : Guard against inadvertent plagiarism ; Take good notes ; Signal every quotation, even when you site its source ; Don't paraphrase too closely ; (Almost always) cite a source for ideas not your own ; Don't plead ignorance, misunderstanding, or innocent intentions ; Guard against inappropriate assistance -- Using tables and figures : Choose verbal or visual representations ; Choose the most effective graphic ; Design tables and figures ; Communicate data ethically -- Organizing your paper : Review your paper as a whole ; Let your draft cool, then paraphrase it -- Writing your introduction and conclusion : Draft your final introduction ; Draft your final conclusion ; Write your title last -- Revising your paper : Plan your time (no one-draft wonders) ; Revise globally, then locally ; Use a range of revising strategies to meet your readers' needs -- Revising sentences : Focus on the first seven or eight words of a sentence ; Understand two common prohibitions ; Analyze the sentences in what you read ; Choose the right word ; Polish your paper -- Learning from readers' comments : Two kinds of feedback: advice and data ; Find general principles in specific comments ; Talk with your reader -- Delivering your research as a presentation : Give a presentation as your draft ; Give a presentation of your completed paper -- On the spirit of research -- Part II. Citing sources : Citations : Why cite sources? ; When you must cite a source ; Three citation styles ; What to include in a citation ; Collect bibliographical data as you research and draft -- Chicago style : Notes ; Bibliography -- MLA style : When and how to cite sources in your text ; Works cited -- APA style : When and how to cite sources in your text ; Reference list -- Part III. Style : Spelling: plurals, possessives, and hyphenation : Spelling basics ; Plurals ; Possessives ; Hyphenated words -- Punctuation : Complete sentences ; Independent clauses ; Introductory elements ; Trailing elements ; Elements internal to clauses ; Series and lists ; Quotations ; Punctuation don'ts -- Titles, names, and numbers : Titles ; Proper names ; Numbers -- Appendix A. Formatting your paper ; Appendix B. Glossary ; Appendix C. Resources for research and writing.
Summary, etc.:
Students of all levels need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper--and for decades Kate L. Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. For its fifth edition, Chicago has reconceived and renewed this classic work for today's generation. Addressing the same range of topics as Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations but for beginning writers and researchers, this guide introduces students to the art of formulating an effective argument, conducting high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging class paper. -- Provided by Publisher.
Subject: Dissertations, Academic > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Academic writing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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