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Research Papers For Dummies

Research Papers For Dummies

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118053836
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 360
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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 dissertations The basic ingredients of a paper: Introduction, body, conclusion, footnotes, and bibliography Note-taking methods while doing research Avoiding plagiarism and other research paper pitfalls Defining your thesis statement and choosing a structure for your paper Supporting your argument and drawing an insightful conclusion Revising and polishing your prose Top 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.

Writing Essays For Dummies

Writing Essays For Dummies

  • Author: Mary Page,Carrie Winstanley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119996546
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 332
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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation Chapter 18: Theafterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out

White Papers For Dummies

White Papers For Dummies

  • Author: Gordon Graham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118497058
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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A fast and easy way to write winning white papers! Whether you’re a marketing manager seeking to use white papers to promote your business, or a copywriter keen to break into this well-paying field, White Papers For Dummies gives you a wealth of practical, hands-on advice from one of the world’s leading experts in the field. The fact-based documents known as white papers have been called the “king of content.” No other B2B marketing piece can do more to generate leads, nurture prospects, and build mindshare. Where white papers were once used only by technology firms, they are becoming “must-have” items in the marketing toolkit for almost any B2B firm. Practically every startup must produce a white paper as part of its business planning. But writing effective white papers is a big challenge. Now you can benefit from the experience of a white paper specialist who’s done more than 200 projects for clients from Silicon Valley to Finland, from mighty Google to tiny startups. Author Gordon Graham—also known as That White Paper Guy—provides dozens of tips and tricks to help your project come together faster and easier. White Papers For Dummies will help you to: Quickly determine if your B2B firm could benefit from a white paper Master the three phases of every white paper project: planning, production, and promotion Understand when and how to use the three main types of white paper Decide which elements to include and which to leave out Learn the best practices of seasoned white paper researchers and writers Choose from 40 different promotional tactics to get the word out Avoid common mistakes that many beginners make

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Research Methods

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Research Methods

  • Author: Laurie Rozakis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592571925
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 327
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A guide worth looking into...for students of all kinds. Applicable to any field of study, this guide takes the novice researcher step- by-step through the process of extensive, credible research. From choosing a topic to presenting the information, this guide is full of tips on how to tell good sources from bad, evaluate information, and use it to support an original thesis.

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers

  • Author: Laurie Rozakis
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071511229
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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Schaum's is here--to help you write great research papers The experts at Schaum's are at your service-ready to help you with concise, complete, step-by-step instructions that will make writing research papers a breeze, not a burden. The clear, concise guidelines and in-depth instruction in this book will show you how to write high-quality research papers that will help you succeed academically and in the professional world. You'll quickly learn how to: Select and narrow your topic Evaluate and present evidence persuasively Avoid plagiarism and other novice mistakes Learn from examples, sample papers, and model documentation

College Admission Essays For Dummies

College Admission Essays For Dummies

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118069820
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 336
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The competition to get into your college of choice has never been fiercer. Unfortunately, much of the application process is out of your hands. But one major aspect of the admission process is under your control—your personal statement. Your application essay provides you with the opportunity to let your true, unique and totally irresistible self shine through. College Admission Essays For Dummies is your total guide to crafting application essays that will make people sit up and take notice. It demystifies the authority figures who’ll judge your work, helps you decide what to write, and then arms you with the knowledge and skills you need to write your essay on time and on target. Step by step, it walks you through the entire essay-writing process, offering priceless tips on how to: Choose the best topic, tone, and structure for your essay Capture the crucial stories that reveal who you are Avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your application Overcome writer’s block Know how to respond to unusual and off-the-wall essay questions Write successful short answers to specific application questions College admission guru Geraldine Woods punctures common myths about application essays and tells you what you absolutely must do to write a good one. With the help of many inspiring and instructive killer essays, she shows you how to: Put yourself in the right mental state for writing well Gather ideas, focus on a topic and choose the best structure for your essay Use topic sentences, detail, and strong introductions and conclusions Write a rough draft Show rather than tell your story Make sure your spelling and grammar are pitch perfect Create smooth transitions and avoid repetitions Your college application essay is your chance to show the committee that you’re more than just a statistic. Let College Admission Essays For Dummies show you how to write “admit-clinching” college essays.

College PaperBuddy

College PaperBuddy

The Quick, Friendly Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers

  • Author: Anna Kendall
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781478381235
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 128
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There is finally a quick and fun guide to writing quality research papers . . . at a fraction of the cost of those long and boring writing manuals! College PaperBuddy is the ultimate guide for writing research papers. It clearly explains and illustrates all of the required parts for writing college research papers; it replaces academic theories and jargon with useful and practical information. CPB describes many time-saving methods for writing research papers, such as efficient ways to conduct research and take notes. This friendly, student-oriented guide includes plenty of examples, tips, and illustrations that will make college writing feel like an easier and more enjoyable process. College PaperBuddy provides links to free online research sources, with links to sources for most college majors. Most importantly, this helpful guide presents the most up-to-date information for writing research papers, including documenting sources. It clearly explains the latest editions of the three most commonly used documentation styles in college: APA, Chicago, and MLA. (This is especially useful for students who don't want to purchase the latest editions of the APA and MLA guides.) College PaperBuddy can help students save both time and money!

Grammar Essentials For Dummies

Grammar Essentials For Dummies

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470624494
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and the other key concepts people need to refer to most often, Grammar Essentials For Dummies provides crucial information to help students communicate accurately and effectively. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical grammar concepts as they help students with homework assignments or college entrance essays, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom and people learning English as a next language. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118054784
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 312
  • View: 4638
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Get some good grammar practice -- and start speaking and writing well! Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance your career, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practice is the key to improving your grammar skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. Open it and you'll find hundreds of fun problems to help build your grammar muscles. Just turn to a topic you need help with -- from punctuation and pronouns to possessives and parallel structure -- and get out your pencil. With just a little practice every day, you'll be speaking correctly, writing confidently, and getting the recognition you deserve at work or at school. 100s of Problems! * Review grammar rules and exceptions * Build grammar skills, from sentence mechanics to stylistic fine points * Convey your ideas clearly and persuasively * Speak and write with flair and confidence

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

  • Author: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 336
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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers

McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers

  • Author: Carol Ellison
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071629904
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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Write an effective research paper--no sweat! The words “research paper” may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your hands about the topic! Never fear, this concise resource will guide you through the process step-by-step and make the experience painless. With veteran composition instructor Carol Ellison's advice, you'll be able to create a thought-provoking research paper that will get you the best possible grade! McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers gives you the tools to: Organize a helpful outline before you write Find solid evidence at the library and on the Internet to back up your thesis Write effective sentences to support your topic Replace common phrases with attention-drawing wording to properly articulate your ideas Use smooth transitions between paragraphs to keep your paper flowing Craft eloquent summaries and conclusions Avoid accidental incidences of plagiarism Run a thorough check over your research paper before you hand it in

Basic English Grammar For Dummies - UK

Basic English Grammar For Dummies - UK

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119071151
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 376
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English Grammar For Dummies

English Grammar For Dummies

  • Author: Lesley J. Ward,Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470687045
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 384
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If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.

AP English Literature & Composition For Dummies

AP English Literature & Composition For Dummies

  • Author: Geraldine Woods
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470289266
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 384
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Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays

  • Author: Molly McClain,Jacqueline Roth
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780070471702
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 108
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Tells how to select and organize a topic, shares different approaches for school, business, and special projects, and identifies common errors

Managing For Dummies

Managing For Dummies

  • Author: Bob Nelson,Peter Economy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118053095
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Writing Human Factors Research Papers

Writing Human Factors Research Papers

A Guidebook

  • Author: Professor Don Harris
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409486931
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 264
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Writing high-quality papers suitable for publication within international scientific journals is now an essential skill for all early-career researchers; their career progression and the reputation of the department in which they work depends upon it. However, many manuscripts are rejected or sent back for major re-working not because the science they contain is in any way 'bad', but because the same problems keep occurring in the way that the material is presented. It is one thing to write a good scientific paper, however it is quite another thing to get it published. This requires some additional nous. In writing this book Don Harris draws upon nearly a quarter of a century of experience as an author and reviewer of research papers, and ultimately as a journal editor. By his own admission, it contains all the things he wished that his mentors had told him 25 years ago, but didn't. The material in the book is drawn from many years of finding all these things out for himself, usually by trial and error (but mostly error!). The text adopts a much lighter touch than is normally found in books of this type - after all, who really wants to read a book about writing research papers? The author describes his own unique approach to writing journal papers (which, in his own words, has proved to be extremely successful). All major points are illustrated with examples from his own, published works. The book is written in the form of a manual for constructing a journal manuscript: read a chapter, write a section. However, the material it contains goes beyond just this and also describes how to select a target journal, the manuscript submission process, what referees are looking for in a good journal paper, and how to deal with the referees' comments. Each chapter concludes with a checklist to ensure all the key elements have been addressed.

Creative Thinking For Dummies

Creative Thinking For Dummies

  • Author: David Cox
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118381637
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 384
  • View: 871
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Creative thinking made easy Being creative can be tough - and trying to come up with great ideas under pressure can leave the great ideas under wraps! Creative Thinking For Dummies helps you apply creative thinking techniques to everything you touch, whether it's that novel you have inside you or the new business idea you've had that will make you the next hot entrepreneur ??? or anything in between. Creative Thinking For Dummies is a practical, hands-on guide packed with techniques and examples of different ways to think creatively. It covers a range of techniques, including brainstorming, lateral thinking, mind mapping, synectics, drawing and doodling your way to great ideas, meditation and visualization, word and language games, and divergent thinking. See the world in a different way, and realise that you are surrounded by creative inspiration Brainstorm new ideas successfully and try out some lateral thinking exercises Open your mind to a new way of thinking and nail down those great ideas Discover creative thinking techniques using games, words, drawings, and storytelling Let creativity enhance all aspects of your life, whether developing your personal skills, becoming more professionally effective, or using creative thinking techniques to help your children develop their creative minds You'll soon discover that everybody, including you, has a wealth of creative potential within—you just need to tap into it!

How to Write a Great Research Paper

How to Write a Great Research Paper

A Step-By-Step Handbook

  • Author: Leland Graham,Isabelle McCoy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781629500140
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 112
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Give your students the tools they need to write a great research paper with this handbook from The Literacy Essential Series. How to Write a Great Research Paper guides students step-by-step through the research process. Each step is carefully explained, and the handbook includes helpful practice activities, as well as appropriate examples taken from research papers written by middle school students. Don’t let the process of writing a research paper overwhelm your students—watch them become confident writers and thinkers with this new edition of How to Write a Great Research Paper.

Writing Research Papers

Writing Research Papers

A Complete Guide

  • Author: Lester James D,James D. Lester, Jr.
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780321993137
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 416
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The definitive research paper guide, Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. This market-leading text provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The fourteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources.