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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.
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COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: CHAPTER 1: Starting Your Paper CHAPTER 2: Structure and Style In WritingCHAPTER 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 PaperCHAPTER 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 REFERENCESINDEX COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:CHAPTER 1: STARTING YOUR PAPER What Type of Paper Are You Writing?Using This BookSelecting and Narrowing a TopicReviewing the Literature Constructing a Thesis StatementOutliningWriting a DraftRevising the DraftCHAPTER 2: STRUCTURE AND STYLE IN WRITINGThe 10 Revision CyclesRevision Cycle 1: Content Revision Cycle 2: Clarity Revision Cycle 3: ConcisenessRevision Cycle 4: Eliminating Slang, Colloquialisms, Trite Expressions, and Jargon Revision Cycle 5: ToneRevision Cycle 6: Bias-Free LanguageRevision Cycle 7: SpellingRevision Cycle 8: GrammarRevision Cycle 9: UniformityRevision Cycle 10: FormatCHAPTER 3: LIBRARY AND INTERNET RESEARCH Research to Select a TopicResearch to Construct a Tentative Thesis StatementResearch to Collect Evidence in Support of Your Thesis StatementTracking Your ProgressLocating Sources of InformationConducting Effective Research Using Research Tools: Indices and Abstracts Pursuing a Search StrategyUsing the Internet for ResearchOnline Databases and WebsitesEvaluating 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 SociologyCreating a Text CitationText Citations in Footnotes and EndnotesThe Format for Quotes in the TextText Citations for QuotesExamples of Text Citations in Quotes Handling Multiple Citations in a SeriesCiting 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 ReviewA Citation for an Article in a Popular Magazine or NewspaperA Citation for a Government DocumentA Citation for a Report or Newsletter (No Author Named)A Citation for a Working or Discussion PaperA Citation for a Dissertation or ThesisA Citation for a Conference Paper or Presented PaperA Citation for Forthcoming or Undated MaterialA Citation for Machine-Readable DataA Citation for an Archival SourceA Citation for Interview DataA Citation for Lecture NotesA Citation for a Personal CommunicationA Citation for a Source with an Anonymous AuthorA Citation for a CD-ROM and DVD-ROMCitations for Electronic Resources (E-Resources)THE REFERENCE LISTPreparing the Reference ListA Reference List Entry Creating an Entry Reference List EntriesBooks A Dictionary A Chapter in an Edited Book or Collected Work ArticlesA Government DocumentA Report or Newsletter (No Author Named)A Working or Discussion PaperA Dissertation or ThesisA Conference Paper or Presented PaperMachine-Readable Data FilesArchival MaterialAn InterviewLecture NotesPersonal CommunicationAn Anonymous SourceCD-ROM and DVD-ROMELECTRONIC RESOURCES (E-Resources) A Sample Reference ListCHAPTER 5: WRITING A LIBRARY RESEARCH PAPER OR TERM PAPER Selecting a Topic Defining a Sociological Question Getting FeedbackPlanning a Research Strategy Honoring the Creative Rhythm of ResearchRecord KeepingLocating InformationStructuring the Paper as an EssayThe Compare/Contrast PaperWriting Each Section of the PaperCreating a Term Paper TitleReferencesRevising Your PaperFinal CheckCHAPTER 6: WRITING A QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH PAPER Quantitative Versus Qualitative Papers"Writing Up" Your Research StudyStructuring the Paper Developing the PaperWriting the Quantitative PaperWriting the IntroductionWriting the Methods Section Writing the Results Section Writing the Discussion SectionWriting the Conclusion SectionWriting an AbstractCreating a Title for a Quantitative PaperPreparing the Reference List Adding an AppendixHeadings and Spacing Revising Your PaperFinal Check CHAPTER 7: WRITING A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PAPERQualitative Versus Quantitative Research Qualitative Methods: Observation, Ethnography, and Participant-ObservationWriting Up Your Research StudyStructuring the PaperDeveloping the PaperHandling Your DataField NotesWriting a Short Paper Based on Field Notes from Observation or Participant-Observation Writing a Full Length Qualitative PaperWriting the Introduction SectionWriting the Methods SectionWriting the Results SectionWriting the Discussion SectionWriting the Conclusion SectionWriting an AbstractCreating a Title for the Qualitative PaperPreparing the Reference List Adding an AppendixHeadings and SpacingRevising the PaperFinal CheckCHAPTER 8: WRITING AN ABSTRACT Constructing an AbstractAbstracts for Quantitative and Qualitative PapersCHAPTER 9: WRITING A COMPARE/CONTRAST PAPER Organizing the Compare/Contrast PaperFinding Points to Compare or ContrastSome Guidelines for Compare/Contrast PapersWriting the Compare/Contrast PaperFinal CheckCHAPTER 10: WRITING A BOOK REVIEW How to Read and Evaluate a Book ReviewWriting a Book ReviewProvide a Complete Reference for the Reviewed WorkText Citations and References in a Book ReviewFinal CheckCHAPTER 11: WRITING A CRITIQUE OR TEXT ANALYSIS PAPER Guidelines for Writing a CritiqueWriting the PaperFinal CheckCHAPTER 12: WRITING AN ESSAY EXAM Formulating an Essay Exam Answer Exams: Take-Home Versus In-Class Writing an In-Class Essay ExamTips for Taking an In-Class ExamFinal Check for a Take-Home Essay ExamREFERENCESINDEX
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