A Quick Reference to the Research Paper
A clear, concise guide to writing research papers
Research projects can seem overwhelming to both students and teachers. This text makes the process clear, manageable, and engaging and shows students how to tackle each step of the research process, including
- choosing a topic
- finding reliable sources
- gathering information
- drafting the paper
- citing sources
The book can be used for classroom lessons or as a reference handbook for students as they complete a paper outside of class. A complete model is included for students to analyze. The model includes parenthetical citations and Works Cited pages. Marginal boxes point out the different features of the essay so students can learn from the example.
The book is updated with the most recent Modern Language Association (MLA), 7th edition guidelines, for citing print and electronic sources. It provides information on searching the Internet, using websites as sources, and important instruction on how to avoid plagiarism, with a discussion of quoting versus paraphrasing. 84 pages.