ERIC Number: ED255941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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UIC Research Manual: Everything You Didn't Necessarily Want to Know about Writing Research Papers, But Need to Find Out.
Courtois, Martin; And Others
Developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for use in teaching basic research paper skills in English composition classes, this handbook consists of 11 chapters. Chapter 1 tests the student's research IQ, while Chapter 2 presents techniques for choosing a topic. Chapter 3 guides the student through the use of sources (working bibliography, note cards, documentation, and plagiarism), and Chapter 4 explains the floor plans and layout of the UIC libraries. Chapter 5 helps the students to assess their research needs and choose appropriate sources. Chapter 6 explains how to use library resources such as encyclopedias, the library computer system, magazines and other periodicals, government documents, and additional sources. Chapter 7 presents techniques for organizing the paper (outlining, framing, valid argumentation, logical fallacy, and introductions and conclusions). Chapter 8 guides the students through the writing of the paper, including rough draft, revision, annotated bibliography, and format for final paper, and Chapter 9 explains how to acknowledge sources using the new MLA style and format and the endnote MLA form. Chapter 10 provides two sample papers, and Chapter 11 contains the appendixes that include how to write an "A" paper, hints for second language students, how to use computer software (PLATO) for self-paced composition lessons, and a description of the writing center. (HOD)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Materials, Library Skills, Research Papers (Students), Research Skills, Resource Materials, Student Research, Study Guides, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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