Distinguishing itself from the numerous manuals written for students, this is the first book dedicated to helping teachers in all fields, at both secondary and college levels, to teach the research paper more effectively. It is a comprehensive response to the challenges raised by this ubiquitously assigned and commonly dreaded exercise. The essays here cover all aspects of research paper instruction, from the debate over the value_and even the existence_of the research paper, to practical advice. Some essays outline entire research paper courses and units, while others offer solutions to very specific common problems, like teaching library search strategies and note taking, discouraging plagiarism, and taking advantage of computers. In addition to the essays, many written especially for the volume, the bibliographies that follow each section offer many more useful ideas.