Item description for Research Papers for Dummies by Geraldine Woods...
Overview A step-by-step guide to writing research papers covers such topics as selecting a topic, finding reliable information on the Internet, conducting library research, organizing materials, preparing drafts, citing sources properly, and avoiding plagiarism. Original.
Publishers Description You're sitting at your desk in a classroom or in an airless cubicle, wondering how many minutes are left in a seemingly endless day, when suddenly your teacher or supervisor lowers the boom: She wants a research paper, complete with footnotes and a list of sources. She wants accuracy, originality, and good grammar. And - gasp - she wants ten pages You may be 16 years old or 60 years old, but your reaction is the same: Help
Take heart. A research paper may seem daunting, but it's a far-from-impossible project to accomplish. Turning research into writing is actually quite easy, as long as you follow a few proven techniques. And that's where "Research Papers For Dummies" steps in to help. In this easy-to-understand guide, you find out how to search for information using both traditional printed sources and the electronic treasure troves of the Internet. You also discover how to take all those bits of information, discarding the irrelevant ones, and put them into a form that illustrates your point with clarity and originality.
Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find in "Research Papers For Dummies" Types of research papers, from business reports to dissertationsThe basic ingredients of a paper: Introduction, body, conclusion, footnotes, and bibliographyNote-taking methods while doing researchAvoiding plagiarism and other research paper pitfallsDefining your thesis statement and choosing a structure for your paperSupporting your argument and drawing an insightful conclusionRevising and polishing your proseTop Ten lists on the best ways to begin your research online and in print
"Research Papers For Dummies" also includes an appendix that's full of research paper ideas if you're stuck.
If you're tasked with writing a research paper, chances are you already have a lot of demands on your time. You don't need another huge pile of papers to read. This book can actually save you time in the long run, because it gives you the easiest, fastest, and most successful methods for completing your paper.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 7.42" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 5, 2002
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764554263 ISBN13 9780764554261 UPC 785555105553
Availability 0 units.
More About Geraldine Woods
Geraldine Woodshas been preparing students for the SAT for more than three decades. She is the author of many books, including English Grammar For Dummies and AP English Literature For Dummies.
Ron Woldoff has been preparing students for the GMAT, GRE, SAT, and ACT for almost ten years. He is the author of several books, including GRE For Dummies and 1,001 GRE Practice Questions For Dummies.
Geraldine Woods currently resides in the state of New York. Geraldine Woods has an academic affiliation as follows - New York, New York New York, NY New York, NY New York, NY New York, Ne.
Reviews - What do customers think about Research Papers for Dummies?
Best Resource Book for Teaching Research Paper Writing Feb 8, 2008
Research Papers for Dummies I'm using this book to teach the subject to high school seniors. It is my favorite among many books on the subject. G. Woods has written a clever, clear, and complete book on a subject that can be dry, frustrating, and complex. I've encouraged my students to get their own copy and take it with them to college.
Research Papers for Dummies Feb 6, 2007
Great, this is very helpful for my College Course; it is a refresher for me
the book is ok Jan 12, 2007
the book gives great information, but no solid examples for you to go by. it's a great read, but I learn better from seeing what what I am reading. I owuld not buy this book again.
A Formula That Works! Feb 3, 2004
Research Papers for Dummies could easily be called "Recipes for Research" because the same process is followed in every research production. You really can't find a simpler guide on the market that does justice to the important business of writing effective and intelligible research papers.
Of course finding the answers in short order is sometimes the key problem and I've found The Practical Pundit to be a quick solution to gathering my material prior to sitting down to order and write.