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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian et al.A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today's writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
Publication Date: 2013-04-03
Writing about Literature by Sylvan BarnetEmphasizing writing as a process and incorporating current critical approaches to literature, the seventh edition of Sylvan Barner's classic text A Short Guide to Writing about Literature offers students step-by-step guidance for writing effective essays. This supplementary text, praised for its accessibility and practicality, includes coverage of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and film; student essays in each of these genres; and a glossary of critical terms for quick reference. Working from the assumption that good writers are good readers, it begins by offering advice on how students can enrich their reading responses-for instance, by annotating a text or keeping a journal. It then goes on to show students how to formulate ideas for papers and how to develop those ideas into strong, finished essays. New features of this edition include: chapters on critical approaches and evaluation of literature expanded checklists for writing and reading a new sample research paper the most current MLA guidelines