The Process of Research Writing is a research writing textbook suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes. A lot of times, instructors and students tend to separate “thinking,” “researching,” and “writing” into different categories that aren't necessarily very well connected. First you think, then you research, and then you write. The reality is though that the possibilities and process of research writing are more complicated and much richer than that. We think about what it is we want to research and write about, but at the same time, we learn what to think based on our research and our writing. The goal of this book is to guide you through this process of research writing by emphasizing a series of exercises that touch on different and related parts of the research process.
- Front Matter
- 1: Why Write Research Projects?
- 2: Thinking Critically About Research
- 3: Understanding and Using the Library and the Internet for Research
- 4: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism
- 5: How to Collaborate and Write With Others
- 6: The Working Thesis Exercise
- 7: The Annotated Bibliography Exercise
- 8: The Critique Exercise
- 9: The Antithesis Exercise
- 10: The Categorization and Evaluation Exercise
- 11: The Research Essay
- 12: Alternative Ways to Present Your Research
- 13: Citing Your Research Using MLA or APA Style
- Back Matter
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