Summary: The most comprehensive coverage of research and writing. With extensive coverage of researching, writing, and documenting papers across the disciplines and a friendly, encouraging tone, this invaluable resource will serve students well throughout their college careers. The strongest coverage of computers. Recognizing that computers have dramatically changed the way papers are researched and written, the third edition features the most complete advic ...show moree available on using computers in every stage of the research process. Thorough coverage of conducting research-inside and outside the library. Includes step-by-step advice on using the library (illustrated with annotated examples), as well as extensive guidance in field research, showing students how to gather information with interviews, questionnaires, primary sources, observation, and experimentation. A complete guide to the writing process. The Bedford Guide to the Research Process offers more on composition than any other research guide, with 3 full chapters on drafting and revising, numerous tips for generating ideas, thorough coverage of integrating sources and avoiding plagiarism, and expanded advice on developing an outline and devising an effective thesis. Appropriate for research projects across the curriculum. In addition to covering all the major documentation styles (MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago are illustrated by 4 annotated student research papers-3 of them new to this edition), The Bedford Guide to the Research Process uses examples from student work in every major discipline, explains how to design and incorporate tables and graphs, provides an appendix of style manuals and handbooks for 25 disciplines, and includes an annotated bibliography of cross-curricular sources. Practical exercises. Throughout the book, optional activities help students practice what they're learning including unique search log exercises that encourage students to analyze their progress; peer review exercises that help students share information and research strategies; and writing and revision exercises for students working in computer labs or on networks. Jean Johnson is a coordinator of the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also teaches advanced writing. Through her company Executive Writing Services, she provides seminars to employees in business and in federal and local ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 97
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