Writing with a Thesis A Rhetoric and Reader

Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing.

Author: Sarah E. Skwire

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133951438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 378

DOWNLOAD →

Based on the principle that the ability to develop and support a thesis persuasively is of utmost importance for beginning writers, WRITING WITH A THESIS: A RHETORIC AND READER, 12th Edition, dispenses clear and practical writing advice. Sarah Skwire skillfully weaves humor into her advice and in the text's examples of good professional writing--for a uniquely useful text that remains enjoyable to read and to teach from. Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing with a Thesis

Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing.

Author: Sarah E. Skwire

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000066827566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 345

View: 508

DOWNLOAD →

Based on the principle that the ability to develop and support a thesis persuasively is of utmost importance for beginning writers, WRITING WITH A THESIS: A RHETORIC AND READER, 11th Edition, dispenses clear and practical writing advice. Sarah Skwire skillfully weaves humor into her advice and in the text's examples of good professional writing--for a uniquely useful text that remains enjoyable to read and to teach from. Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing.

Writing with a Thesis with 2009 MLA Update Card

Nineteen of the book's 50 professional essays are new to this edition and 3 of 10 student essays are also new, providing fresh voices, variety, and relevance.

Author: Sarah E. Skwire

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0495899577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 578

DOWNLOAD →

WRITING WITH A THESIS: A RHETORIC AND READER is based on the persuasive principle-the development and support of a thesis in order to persuade a reader, which is exactly the skill beginning writers in freshman composition just like you need to develop. The book dispenses clear and practical writing advice in a clear and practical way. Leavened with lots of good humor-in both its advice and in its examples of good professional writing-WRITING WITH A THESIS is renowned for being useful and enjoyable to read. Nineteen of the book's 50 professional essays are new to this edition and 3 of 10 student essays are also new, providing fresh voices, variety, and relevance. Almost all of the essays are short and easy to read so that class time can be devoted not to what the readings mean, but to what they mean for your writing. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Writing Your Thesis

Expert guidance for postgraduate and research students on how to plan, prepare and produce a thesis or dissertation.

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446287132

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 248

View: 914

DOWNLOAD →

Expert guidance for postgraduate and research students on how to plan, prepare and produce a thesis or dissertation.

Writing a Thesis

This practical text aims to stimulate literary and historical research on the one hand, while disciplining it on the other.

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015011912303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 254

DOWNLOAD →

This practical text aims to stimulate literary and historical research on the one hand, while disciplining it on the other. Although written primarily with students of literature and history in mind, it deals with issues of equal concern to students of law, social sciences and the physical sciences. Any student faced with a thesis, dissertation or extended essay should find it helpful and entertaining in equal measure.

Strategies for Writing a Thesis by Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities

This book is a must-read for PhD candidates and supervisors new to the genre, as well as those involved in directing PhD programmes who are interested in the pedagogical implications of the move towards article-based dissertations.

Author: Lynn P. Nygaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429537264

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 648

DOWNLOAD →

Responding to the growing popularity of the thesis by publication within doctoral education, this book offers practical advice and critical discussion of some of the central choices and challenges that PhD students considering dissertation options face. Drawing on current research and informed by extensive experience of working with and running workshops for PhD candidates who write article-based dissertations, this book gives readers an idea of what writing a thesis by publication entails – what its purpose is, what the various expectations might be for this emerging genre, and what the challenges might be in writing one. Particular emphasis is put on how to put the individual articles together to create a coherent thesis that clarifies the student’s individual original contribution. Written primarily for students, Strategies for Writing a Thesis by Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities covers key topics such as: how the genre has developed, with an emphasis on the role of the narrative (introductory text) that accompanies the articles typical rhetorical challenges that writers of such dissertations face strategies for handling the writing process specific challenges of demonstrating doctorateness in the thesis by publication and strategies for addressing them institutional variations that the thesis writer should seek clarification on as early as possible structural elements of the narrative and their main functions the range of choices that can be made throughout the doctoral journey and thesis writing. This book is a must-read for PhD candidates and supervisors new to the genre, as well as those involved in directing PhD programmes who are interested in the pedagogical implications of the move towards article-based dissertations.

How to Write a Thesis

This work evolved from 15 years' experience of teaching thesis writing.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335226597

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 537

DOWNLOAD →

How to Write a Thesis provides a down-to-earth guide to help students shape their theses. It offers valuable advice as well as practical tips and techniques, incorporating useful boxed summaries and checklists to help students stay on track or regain their way.

Thesis Writing Manual For All Researchers

Guidelines For Writing A Research Paper, Along With Some Writing Samples, Are Also Incorporated. A Thesis Typing Guide Sheet Accompanies The Book. Thus This Manual Is A Friend In Need For The Researcher.

Author: F Abdul Rahim

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122405428

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 152

View: 612

DOWNLOAD →

Is A Practical Reference Guide Designed To Focus On The Specific And Varied Requirements Of Researchers And Advisors. The Book Focuses On A Standardized Style And Format For Writing A Thesis, Features The Guidelines Suggested By The Mla And The Apa, And Explains And Illustrates The Number System And The Traditional Footnote Style. The Book Includes A Comprehensive Treatment Of Thesis Organization And Documentation And Extensive Specimen Pages Of The Various Elements Of The Thesis.Problem Areas Such As Thesis Statements, Quotation Handling And Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism, And Documentation Of Multivolume Works Are Effectively Exemplified. Also Included Are A Detailed Chapter On Punctuation And Mechanics, A Chapter On Some Reminders On The Question Of Style, And A Thesis Evaluation Form. Guidelines For Writing A Research Paper, Along With Some Writing Samples, Are Also Incorporated. A Thesis Typing Guide Sheet Accompanies The Book. Thus This Manual Is A Friend In Need For The Researcher.

How to Write a Better Thesis

How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you achieve your goals. David Evans was Reader and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319042862

Category: Computers

Page: 167

View: 790

DOWNLOAD →

From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success. Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you succeed.

Writing Your Thesis

This new edition is designed to help graduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing, and examination of their theses.

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412946896

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 197

DOWNLOAD →

This new edition is designed to help graduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing, and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their program of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis.

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer.

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429968885

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 142

DOWNLOAD →

Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis

Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis.

Author: Kay Guccione

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474282970

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 424

DOWNLOAD →

Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis. Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level. They draw on these experiences throughout in providing you with expert guidance for your thesis, informed by real student testimonies and with 'Points to Ponder' and a wealth of online resources to support you along the way. Guccione and Wellington show that planning, writing and support for thesis writers is a collaborative venture but also one which you can take ownership of and manage. They show that there are ways to become more connected to what and who you need, and explore the collegial and peer-support structures that are there to be utilised. They situate the student within an educational context viewing them not as the lone researcher able or not able, skilled or unskilled, but as the navigator of the writing process. The authors draw on their experience to provide ways of thinking, and tools for empowering students to feel more in control of the practices of writing about research.

REA s Quick and Easy Guide to Writing Your A Thesis

Included is an in-depth explanation of the formulation of a thesis statement, types of thesis statements, and research techniques. Aids the writer in every step of developing, researching, composing, and submitting a thesis.

Author: Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 087891787X

Category: Reference

Page: 88

View: 393

DOWNLOAD →

A valuable tool for anyone writing a thesis, whether it is an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral thesis. Included is an in-depth explanation of the formulation of a thesis statement, types of thesis statements, and research techniques. Aids the writer in every step of developing, researching, composing, and submitting a thesis.

Writing for Social Scientists

By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new ...

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226041377

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 797

DOWNLOAD →

Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures—most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them—often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer’s block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker’s message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a “the way in which” when a simple “how” will do—all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.

How to Write an Exceptional Thesis Or Dissertation

With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process.

Author: J. S. Graustein

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386038

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 927

DOWNLOAD →

According to the Council of Graduate Schools, only 57 percent of students who start their Ph.D.s complete them within ten years, and many times itâe(tm)s the thesis or dissertation that is holding them back. In this book, you will gain insight regarding the entire research process, from organizing your literature and materials most effectively to analyzing and evaluating the big picture for defense. You will learn how to locate and recognize a topic that is appropriate for your thesis or dissertation, and you will discover how to expand on the subject matter to ensure itâe(tm)s unique and distinct from any other research out there. This book will ensure that your argument is strong, sound, and persuasive throughout your entire thesis or dissertation, from the introductory chapter through the summarizing conclusive statements, and you will learn how to do so without plagiarizing or cutting corners. You will master how to write ethically, objectively, and properly according to your academic subjectâe(tm)s standards. With this book as your guide, you will even find out how your research can take you from a proposal to a published writing career. With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process. You will gain a strong understanding of the difference between a thesis and dissertation, and you will grasp the components expected of your work âe" regardless of the subject matter of your research. This book will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, teaching you how to structure a planning and writing schedule that will keep the process manageable and not overwhelming. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

How to Write a BA Thesis

Lipson has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process and provides step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis.

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481265

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 138

DOWNLOAD →

Lipson has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process and provides step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis.

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students.

Author: Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781783264230

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 769

DOWNLOAD →

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.