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Author: Judith Arnold; Carol Poston; Katie Witek
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1999.
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Arnold, Judith, 1946-
Research writing in the information age.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Arnold; Carol Poston; Katie Witek
ISBN: 0205262112 9780205262113
OCLC Number: 38748275
Description: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. 1.Starting Points. Student Voices: On Beginning the Research Paper.The Teacher and the Librarian Respond.Student Scenarios.Response Activity: The Research Paper Assignment.Group Activity: Comparing Responses.Writing Activity: Looking at Student Scenarios.2.Discovering Multiple Perspectives: Self and Community. Multiple Perspectives.Writing Activity: Responding to a Visual.Group Response Activity: Sharing Perceptions.Writing Activity: Responding to a Poem.Group Response Activity: Exchanging Viewpoints.The Electronic Community.Writing Activity: Computer Technology.E-mail as a Way of Communicating.Writing Activity: Getting Started and E-mail.Student Samples.3.Observation Research. Case Study: The Collision.Group Activity: Role Playing and Recording Details.Case Studies.Group Discussion Activity: Comparing Notes.Into the Community: Sharing Information.Group Writing Activity: The News Reporter's Story.Research Activity: Using Observation.Quoting and Paraphrasing: Conveying Information.Writing Activity: Evaluating Paraphrase.Writing Activity: Creating Your Own Paraphrase.Group Discussion Activity: Comparing Paraphrases.Group Writing Activity: Distorting Information.4.Interview Research. The Journalist's Approach.Interview Research and Its Uses.Varieties of Interview Research: Four Scenarios.Interview Research: Professional Uses.Electronic Interviewing.Group Research Activity: Learning to Network.Writing Activity: Focusing the Interview.Designing Interviewing Questions.Conducting the Interview.Writing the Interview Report.Quotation Etiquette.Paraphrasing Sentences.Synthesis.5.Working with Written and Electronic Texts. Reading a Cultural Context.Writing Activity: Interpreting a Children's Text.Browsing as a Form of Observing.Writing Activity: Researching the Library.Research Activity: Comparing Written and Electronic Texts.Active Reading: Responding to Essays.Writing Activity: Working with Essays.Writing Activity: Summarizing an Article or an Essay.Group Writing Activity: Evaluating Summaries.Synthesis.6.Discovering a Topic. Student Scenarios.Writing Activity: Exploring a Topic of Interest.Writing Activity: Library and Technological Anxieties.The Librarian's Response.7.Exploring Your Topic in the Library. The Nature of the Research Process: Student Response.The Nature of the Research Process: The Librarian Responds.Using the Library for Exploration.The Reference Collection.Using the Library Catalog.Using Periodical Indexes for Exploration.Alternative Exploration.Locating an Article in the Library.Citing Information.Writing Activity: Examining Format.Writing Activity: MLA Format for Articles.The Importance of Abstracting.Synthesis.Research/Writing Activity: Locating and Summarizing an Article.Research Worksheet: Exploring Your Topic Using Library Resources.8.Finding a Focus and Crafting a Proposal. Writing Activity: Freewriting to Find a Topic.Group Activity: Getting Feedback.Writing Activity: Beginning the Proposal.Sample Proposals.Writing Activity: The Three-Part Proposal.9.Directed Searching in the Library. From Three-Part Proposal to Search Strategy.The Search Process.Synthesis.Research Activity: Beginning the Research Log.10.Working with Sources. Notecards.Photocopies.Double-Entry Logs.Computer Disk Logs.Using the Journalist's Questions to Analyze a Text.Recording Bibliographic Information.11.Preparing the Annotated Bibliography. Evaluating and Selecting Sources.The Annotated Bibliography.Writing Activity: Preparing an Annotated Bibliography.Anne's Annotated Bibliography.Writing Activity: Critiquing the Annotated Bibliography.Follow-Up Scenario: Avoiding Problems.Synthesis.Model Works Cited Formats (MLA and APA).Commonly Used Citation Formats.Additional Style Formats.12.Determining Audience, Purpose, and Rhetorical Strategy. Determining Your Audience.Writing Activity: Discovering Audience.Group Activity: Responding to Readers.Discovering a Purpose.Translating Purpose to Writing Strategy.Using Writing Strategies.Scenario: Michael's Writing Process.13.Drafting the Essay. Preparing the First Draft.Integrating Sources.Formats for Parenthetical Citations.Group Activity: Responding to the First Draft.Manuscript Preparation and Final Source Check.Style and Usage Guidelines.14.The Final Presentation. Manuscript Format.Student Models.Glossary. Appendix: Selected Reference Sources. Index.
Responsibility: Judith Arnold, Carol Poston, Katie Witek.


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