Bibliographic Details

Student's guide to writing college papers / Kate L. Turabian.

Author / Creator Turabian, Kate L., author.
Edition 4th edition / revised by Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Description xiv 281 pages ; 25 cm.
Language English
Series Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Subject Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing
Academic writing.
Dissertations, Academic.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format Print, Book
Local Note University of Chicago Library's copy 2 is cloth and has original dust jacket, and copy 3 is paperback.
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Other title Student's guide for writing college papers.
Other authors / contributors Colomb, Gregory G., author.
Williams, Joseph M., author.
ISBN 9780226816302
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index.
First through third editions published with title: Student's guide for writing college papers.
Summary "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."--Publisher description.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface for Teachers
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Research?
  • Part 1. Writing Your Paper
  • 1. What Researchers Do and How They Think about It
  • 2. Finding a Research Question
  • 3. Planning for an Answer
  • 4. Finding Useful Sources
  • 5. Engaging Sources
  • 6. Planning Your Argument
  • 7. Planning a First Draft
  • 8. Drafting Your Paper
  • 9. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources
  • 10. Preventing Plagiarism
  • 11. Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figures
  • 12. Revising Your Draft
  • 13. Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusion
  • 14. Revising Sentences
  • 15. Learning from Your Returned Paper
  • 16. On the Spirit of Research
  • Part 2. Citing Sources
  • 17. Citations
  • 18. Chicago Style
  • 19. MLA Style
  • 20. APA Style
  • Part 3. Style
  • 21. Spelling: Plurals, Possessives, and Hyphenation
  • 22. Punctuation
  • 23. Titles, Names, and Numbers
  • Appendix A. Formatting Your Paper
  • Appendix B. Glossary of Grammatical Terms
  • Appendix C. Resources for Research and Writing
  • Index