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A unique chronological organization sets up achievable writing goals along with week-by-week guidance. I made an outline instead and played around with my outline.

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A table was included to help use strong, powerful verbs instead of weaker, more passive verbs. It gives advice on how to choose a topic, and lists subject encyclopedias to look into. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. The book included sections on how to include images, graphs, subheadings, bulleted lists, block quotes, and underlining for emphasis for a reader-friendly format. I also found the section about weaving in your sources with your own commentary to be useful. A unique chronological organization sets up achievable writing goals along with week-by-week guidance. The book is broken up into 5 weeks of writing a research paper, and is full of resources. The 9th Edition has been revised with new features and sections, a new thematic table of contents, and up-to-date coverage of MLA style. Overall, I highly recommend this book, and I'm thrilled that it was a required text for my English class, because it taught me so much. An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. It gives advice on writing the draft and then polishing the manuscript; it describes different ways of beginning a paper, including a delayed-thesis structure. I also found the paragraph about avoiding stock phrases to be helpful, especially because it listed suggestions for alternatives. The book helps you develop a research question, a tentative thesis with suggested prompts, and then the final thesis out of five possible prompts that can go in many directions.

It gives advice on how to choose a topic, and lists subject encyclopedias to look into. Shelves: achsnonfictionwriting This was my textbook for my English class at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Offering a wide variety of examples from student and professional writers, the text encourages readers to find ways to bring fact-based writing to life.

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An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. The appendix concludes with an example student paper in APA format, from the title page to the references page, which is a helpful example of how a research paper could look like. The book is broken up into 5 weeks of writing a research paper, and is full of resources. A table was included to help use strong, powerful verbs instead of weaker, more passive verbs. It has a checklist of things to look for before handing in, right in the very beginning of the appendix, and has a table listing key differences between MLA and APA format. Overall, I highly recommend this book, and I'm thrilled that it was a required text for my English class, because it taught me so much. Description An engaging, direct writing style propels this inquiry-based guide to writing research papers Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach, The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, 9th Edition stresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. Finally, the best and most helpful parts of this book were in the appendices. A unique chronological organization sets up achievable writing goals along with week-by-week guidance. I made an outline instead and played around with my outline. I found the suggested notetaking techniques to be very helpful. An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries.

There is a section that discusses plagiarism, and then a section called The Notetaker's Triad: Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary with explanations of each.

The book is broken up into 5 weeks of writing a research paper, and is full of resources. A table was included to help use strong, powerful verbs instead of weaker, more passive verbs.

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About this title Description This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. I appreciated the section on avoiding sexist language. The 9th Edition has been revised with new features and sections, a new thematic table of contents, and up-to-date coverage of MLA style. I appreciated the paragraphs about active voice vs. I especially found the Endings to Avoid section to be helpful, which was the opposite of what I had been taught in my high school English classes. The book is broken up into 5 weeks of writing a research paper, and is full of resources. It also teaches how to use databases and search engines for optimum results, including a page specifically of Google tips and tricks. There is a section that discusses plagiarism, and then a section called The Notetaker's Triad: Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary with explanations of each. It was so helpful, and I am still referencing it, months after completing the course.

The book helps you develop a research question, a tentative thesis with suggested prompts, and then the final thesis out of five possible prompts that can go in many directions. I also found the section about weaving in your sources with your own commentary to be useful.

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"The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers" by Bruce Ballenger