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Broadening the traditional notion of undergraduate research, this English composition text thoroughly covers the skills essential for developing a research paper: analytical reading, synthesizing, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Presenting the process of research in a practical sequence, the authors illustrate each stage of the process with examples of student and professional writing. Using a flexible and goal-oriented approach, the authors integrate coverage of writing, reading, and research with topical, interdisciplinary readings and a supportive research handbook. Unlike comparable books, Veit and Gould's WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH, Eighth Edition leads off with a sample student paper in the first chapter, providing a foundation for students as they progress through each step of the research and writing process.
Table of Contents
Writing, Reading, And Research
Introduction to Writing and Research
Writing Habits and Strategies
Audience and Purpose
Student Writing."It's Not About Looking Cute"
Composing a First Draft
Guidelines: Peer Review
"A Night at the Roller Derby"
Editing and proofreading
Developing Your Own Writing Routines
Guidelines: Writing an Essay That Incorporates Primary Research
"The Holly Pageant"
"Passage to Manhood"
"The Price of Parsimony"
About the Rest of This Book
Introduction to Reading
Reading Habits and Strategies
Efferent and Aesthetic Approaches to Rading
Responding to Reading
Reading Response Groups
"A Short History of Love"
Guidelines: Group Work
"The Future of Reading"
Strategies for Reading
Strategies for Understanding
Surveying a Text
"Study Hard and You, Too, Can Deliver Pizza."
Responding to Textual Clues
Reading with a Pencil
Annotating and Underlining for Recall
"Relationships with Maturing Children"
Guidelines: Annotating and Underlining for Recall
"Keeping Parents off Campus"
Annotating to Stimulate Response
"Some Geography, Some History"
"The Dehydrated States of America"
Keeping a Reading Journal
From Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Checklist: Reading Strategies
"Learning How to Learn"
"Adapting to College Life in an Era of Heightened Stress"
"The Challenge of First-Generation College Students"
"Pressure and Competition"
Reading for the Main Idea
General and Specific Categories
Deductive and Inductive Organization
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topic Sentences
Restating the Main Idea
Paragraphs with Implied Main Ideas
A Further Comment on Paragraphs
"Girls Just Want to Be Mean"
"Listen to Boys' Voices"
Paraphrasing as a Reading Strategy
Using Paraphrase in Writing
Paraphrasing for a Different Audience
Paraphrasing an Argument
Paraphrasing in Research Papers
Guidelines: Effective Paraphrasing
"Another Day, Another Indignity"
"Who Moved My Ability to Reason?"
Summary and Paraphrase
Guidelines: Summarizing Longer Passages
"Stereotyping: Homogenizing People"
Uses of Summary
Summarizing an Argument
Summarizing in Research Papers
Guidelines: Effective Summarizing
"What Meets the Eye"
"The Great Sorority Purge"
"Fat Gregg is Dead"
A Brief Summary Report
Readings on Thomas Kinkade
"Not a Pretty Picture"
Guidelines: Writing a Brief Summary Report
An Objective Report on Sources
"Reagan Deserves Landmarks"
"The Rename Game"
The Obligation of Acknowledging Sources
The List of Works Cited
"Serve or Fail"
"Learning Outside of School: Service to the Community Lends Meaning to Education"
Analyzing the Parts
Organization and Coherence
Writing a Brief Reading Analysis
"Earnie's Nuns Are Pointing the Way"
"Opening Ourselves to Unconditional Love in our Relationships with Students"
"Crossing the Fine Line Between Teacher and Therapist"
"Hollywood Goes to School"
Beginning a Research Project
The Research Paper
Primary and Secondary Research
Benefits of Doing Research
Learning an Essential Skill
Contributing to Scholarship
Gaining Personal Knowledge
The Research Process
A Research Assignment
The Finished Product
A Sample Standard Research Paper
"The Great Digital Shift in Music"
A Sample Personal Research Paper
"Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): The Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease"
Your Research Schedule: Planning in Advance
A Research Notebook
Your Research Topic
Developing an Idea: Clustering
Tools for Finding Sources
Beginning Your Research
Your Campus Library
Using Your Library's Research Tools
Finding Books and Other Library Holdings
Encyclopedias and Other General Reference Works
Finding Articles: Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
Library Vandalism--A Crime Against Scholarship
Using Electronic Databases
A Sample Search for Periodical Sources
Finding Government Documents
Web Search Engines
The Reference Librarian--The Most Resourceful Resource
Finding Sources Outside the Library: Conducting Interviews and Writing Letters
Arranging the Interview
Conducting the Interview
Writing for Information
Still Other Sources
Putting Your Sources to Work
A Research Prospectus
The Working Bibliography
Using Your Sources
Reading Your Sources
Evaluating Your Sources
Narrowing Your Paper's Focus
Formulating and Refining a Plan
Taking Notes on Note Cards
Guidelines: Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Sources in Research Writing
The Conventions of Reporting
Options for Presenting Sources
Relying on Experts
When to Quote and When to Paraphrase
A Further Note on Plagiarism
Practice with Using Sources
Writing a Brief Objective Research Essay
Writing a Brief Subjective Research Essay
Writing and Revising the Research Paper
Formulating a Thesis Statement
Sorting Your Notes
Updating Your Outline
Writing the First Good Draft
Guidelines: Research Writing
Some Practical Writing Tips
Writing the Opening
Writing the Conclusion
Giving Your Paper a Title
Editing and Revising
Reworking Your Paper
Checklist: Editing and Revising
Getting Advice from Other Readers
Typing and Proofreading Your Polished Draft
Argument: Reading, Writing, and Research
The Structure of Logical Argument: Claims, Evidence and Values
Varieties of Evidence
Ethical and Emotional Appeals
An Informal Analysis of an Argument
"Abolish the Penny"
A Critique of an Argument
Guidelines: Writing a Critique of an Argument
An Argumentative Research Essay
A Sample Argumentative Essay
"A Cure for World Hunger or 'Frankenfood'?: The Controversy over Genetically Modified Foods"
Research Paper Reference Handbook
List of Work Cited(MLA Format)
General Guidelines--MLA Format
Citing Electronic Sources
Model Entries--MLA Format
Sources in Books
Selections from Books
Sources in Periodicals and Newspapers
Internet and Electronic Sources
Parenthetical Notes (MLA Format)
Types of Notes
Some Special Cases
When Are Notes Needed?
How Many Notes Are Enough?
How Much Material Can One Note Cover?
Research Paper Format (MLA Style)
Format for your Polished Draft
A Formal Outline
Standard Numbering System
Topic and Sentence Outlines
Formats Other Than MLA
APA Bibliographic Citations (Reference List)
Selections from Books
Periodicals and Newspapers
Internet and Electronic Sources
Notes APA Style
Sample Pages in APA Style
Format Featuring Numbered References
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