The Sociology Writer's Guide is designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills. * Covers every kind of writing assignment a sociology student is likely to encounter: term papers, research papers, essays, compare/contrast papers, quantitative and qualitative research articles, text analysis papers, book reviews, abstracts, and essay exams. * Teaches a practical, step-by-step approach to writing, from selecting a topic to submitting finished work. * Uses Tips, Notes, and Reminders to highlight key points. * Includes a complete list of examples for handling quotes and paraphrases, and for using citations and references in current sociological documentation style. * Features a full discussion of bias-free language that covers race/ethnicity, social class, age, disability, religion, family status, and sexual orientation. * The author is a sociology instructor, writer, and editor who has taught a writing for sociology class for over 12 years.
IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: CHAPTER 1: Starting Your Paper CHAPTER 2: Structure and Style In Writing CHAPTER 3: Library and Internet Research CHAPTER 4: Citations and References CHAPTER 5: Writing a Library Research Paper Or Term Paper CHAPTER 6: Writing a Quantitative Research Paper CHAPTER 7: Writing a Qualitative Research Paper CHAPTER 8: Writing an Abstract CHAPTER 9: Writing a Compare/Contrast Paper CHAPTER 10: Writing a Book Review CHAPTER 11: Writing a Critique Or Text Analysis Paper CHAPTER 12: Writing an Essay Exam REFERENCES INDEX COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: CHAPTER 1: STARTING YOUR PAPER What Type of Paper Are You Writing? Using This Book Selecting and Narrowing a Topic Reviewing the Literature Constructing a Thesis Statement Outlining Writing a Draft Revising the Draft CHAPTER 2: STRUCTURE AND STYLE IN WRITING The 10 Revision Cycles Revision Cycle 1: Content Revision Cycle 2: Clarity Revision Cycle 3: Conciseness Revision Cycle 4: Eliminating Slang, Colloquialisms, Trite Expressions, and Jargon Revision Cycle 5: Tone Revision Cycle 6: Bias-Free Language Revision Cycle 7: Spelling Revision Cycle 8: Grammar Revision Cycle 9: Uniformity Revision Cycle 10: Format CHAPTER 3: LIBRARY AND INTERNET RESEARCH Research to Select a Topic Research to Construct a Tentative Thesis Statement Research to Collect Evidence in Support of Your Thesis Statement Tracking Your Progress Locating Sources of Information Conducting Effective Research Using Research Tools: Indices and Abstracts Pursuing a Search Strategy Using the Internet for Research Online Databases and Websites Evaluating the Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Sources CHAPTER 4: CITATIONS AND REFERENCES Doesn't Every Sentence in My Paper Need a Citation? ASA Documentation Style for Sociology Creating a Text Citation Text Citations in Footnotes and Endnotes The Format for Quotes in the Text Text Citations for Quotes Examples of Text Citations in Quotes Handling Multiple Citations in a Series Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author Published the Same Year A Citation for a Reprint of a Version Published Earlier A Citation for a Book Review A Citation for an Article in a Popular Magazine or Newspaper A Citation for a Government Document A Citation for a Report or Newsletter (No Author Named) A Citation for a Working or Discussion Paper A Citation for a Dissertation or Thesis A Citation for a Conference Paper or Presented Paper A Citation for Forthcoming or Undated Material A Citation for Machine-Readable Data A Citation for an Archival Source A Citation for Interview Data A Citation for Lecture Notes A Citation for a Personal Communication A Citation for a Source with an Anonymous Author A Citation for a CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Citations for Electronic Resources (E-Resources) THE REFERENCE LIST Preparing the Reference List A Reference List Entry Creating an Entry Reference List Entries Books A Dictionary A Chapter in an Edited Book or Collected Work Articles A Government Document A Report or Newsletter (No Author Named) A Working or Discussion Paper A Dissertation or Thesis A Conference Paper or Presented Paper Machine-Readable Data Files Archival Material An Interview Lecture Notes Personal Communication An Anonymous Source CD-ROM and DVD-ROM ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (E-Resources) A Sample Reference List CHAPTER 5: WRITING A LIBRARY RESEARCH PAPER OR TERM PAPER Selecting a Topic Defining a Sociological Question Getting Feedback Planning a Research Strategy Honoring the Creative Rhythm of Research Record Keeping Locating Information Structuring the Paper as an Essay The Compare/Contrast Paper Writing Each Section of the Paper Creating a Term Paper Title References Revising Your Paper Final Check CHAPTER 6: WRITING A QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH PAPER Quantitative Versus Qualitative Papers "Writing Up" Your Research Study Structuring the Paper Developing the Paper Writing the Quantitative Paper Writing the Introduction Writing the Methods Section Writing the Results Section Writing the Discussion Section Writing the Conclusion Section Writing an Abstract Creating a Title for a Quantitative Paper Preparing the Reference List Adding an Appendix Headings and Spacing Revising Your Paper Final Check CHAPTER 7: WRITING A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PAPER Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research Qualitative Methods: Observation, Ethnography, and Participant-Observation Writing Up Your Research Study Structuring the Paper Developing the Paper Handling Your Data Field Notes Writing a Short Paper Based on Field Notes from Observation or Participant-Observation Writing a Full Length Qualitative Paper Writing the Introduction Section Writing the Methods Section Writing the Results Section Writing the Discussion Section Writing the Conclusion Section Writing an Abstract Creating a Title for the Qualitative Paper Preparing the Reference List Adding an Appendix Headings and Spacing Revising the Paper Final Check CHAPTER 8: WRITING AN ABSTRACT Constructing an Abstract Abstracts for Quantitative and Qualitative Papers CHAPTER 9: WRITING A COMPARE/CONTRAST PAPER Organizing the Compare/Contrast Paper Finding Points to Compare or Contrast Some Guidelines for Compare/Contrast Papers Writing the Compare/Contrast Paper Final Check CHAPTER 10: WRITING A BOOK REVIEW How to Read and Evaluate a Book Review Writing a Book Review Provide a Complete Reference for the Reviewed Work Text Citations and References in a Book Review Final Check CHAPTER 11: WRITING A CRITIQUE OR TEXT ANALYSIS PAPER Guidelines for Writing a Critique Writing the Paper Final Check CHAPTER 12: WRITING AN ESSAY EXAM Formulating an Essay Exam Answer Exams: Take-Home Versus In-Class Writing an In-Class Essay Exam Tips for Taking an In-Class Exam Final Check for a Take-Home Essay Exam REFERENCES INDEX
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