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Student's Guide to Writing College Papers

By Kate L. Turabian

High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper.

The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers.

With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780226816302


Format: Book
Author: Turabian, Kate L.
Summary: 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.
Title: Student's guide to writing college papers / Kate L. Turabian.
Publisher Date: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Subject: Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Isbn: 9780226816302 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780226816319 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0226816303 (cloth : alk. paper) 0226816311 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 6
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Call Number: 808.02 Tur
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Bib Id: 347879

Format: Book
Author: Turabian, Kate L.
Summary: 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.
Title: Student's guide to writing college papers / Kate L. Turabian.
Edition: 4th ed. / rev. by Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff.
Publisher, Date: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Description: xiv 281 p. ; 25 cm.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Subjects: Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subjects: Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other Author: Colomb, Gregory G.
Other Author: Williams, Joseph M.
Other Title: Student's guide for writing college papers
Notes: First through third editions published with title: Student's guide for writing college papers.
Notes: "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].
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-273) and index.
Contents: 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.
LCCN: 2009031583
ISBN: 9780226816302 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780226816319 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226816303 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226816311 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 808.02 Tur