Student's guide to writing college papers /Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing Edition statement:4. ed Published by : The University of Chicago Press (Chicago, Ill | London) Physical details: xiv 281 s. 25 cm ISBN:0226816311 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226816303 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226816319 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780226816302 (cloth : alk. paper).
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First through third editions published with title: Student's guide for writing college papers
"This book 'repurposes' the ideas, principles, and practical wisdom in two earlier guides . . . The craft of research (3rd ed., 2008) and the Turabian guide to theses and dissertations (A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations, 7th ed., 2007)."--Preface, p. [ix]
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-273) and index
What researches do and how they think about it -- Finding a research question -- Planning for an answer -- Finding useful sources -- Engaging sources -- Planning your argument -- Planning a first draft -- Drafting your paper -- Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing sources -- Preventing plagiarism -- Presenting evidence in tables and figures -- Revising your draft -- Writing your final introduction and conclusion -- Revising sentences -- Learning from your returned paper -- On the spirit of research -- Citations -- Chicago style -- MLA style -- APA style -- Spelling: plurals, possessives, and hyphenation -- Punctuation -- Titles, names, and numbers
Provides students with directions and guidelines for writing research papers, covering such topics as finding useful sources, writing a first draft, presenting evidence in tables and figures, revising, and writing the introduction and conclusion