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The Process of Research Writing

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Steven Krause, Eastern Michigan University

Pub Date: 2007

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Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jess Magaña, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City on 6/20/18

This is a comprehensive introduction to planning and writing research papers. The suggested activities seem helpful, and the lack of an index or glossary does not interfere with understanding. read more

 

Reviewed by Sheila Packa, Instructor, Lake Superior College on 2/2/18

The text is a comprehensive guide to research for students in College Composition courses. The text is concise and interesting. Critical thinking, research and writing argument are integrated into his suggested assignments. The author covers... read more

 

Reviewed by Jennie Englund, Instructor, Composition I & II, Rogue Community College, Oregon on 8/16/17

Twelve chapters are broken into multiple parts. On Page 3 of the Introduction, the text emphasizes its purpose as an "introduction to academic writing and research." The following chapters present more than substantial information to give... read more

 

Reviewed by Marie Lechelt, ESL/English Instructor and Writing Center Co-director, Riverland Community College on 6/21/17

"The Process of Research Writing" is a textbook that includes all of the major topics covered in most college research writing courses. The style of writing makes it easily understood by students. Depending on your focus in your writing class,... read more

 

Reviewed by Betsy Goetz, English Instructor, Riverland Community College on 6/21/17

The text covers all subject areas appropriately. read more

 

Reviewed by Amy Jo Swing, English Instructor, Lake Superior College on 4/12/17

This book covers most of the main concepts of research writing: thesis, research, documenting, and process. It's weak on argument though, which is standard in most research composition texts. The book provides a clear index so finding information... read more

 

Reviewed by VINCENT LASNIK, Adjunct Professor, Rogue Community College on 4/12/17

This comprehensiveness is one of the strengths of The Process of Research Writing. The Table of Contents (TOC) is fine—and each separate chapter also reproduces the contents listing from high-lever through low-level subsections at the beginning... read more

 

Reviewed by Karen Pleasant, Adjunct Instructor, Rogue Community College on 4/12/17

The textbook covered the basics of writing a research paper (the term "essay"is preferred by the author) and would be appropriate for an introductory college writing course, such as WR 121 or WR 122. A table of content is provided, but there is... read more

 

Reviewed by Samuel Kessler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University on 2/9/17

"The Process of Research Writing" covers most of the areas students need to understand as they begin research writing at a college level. It has explanations of theses, bibliographies, citations, outlines, first paragraphs, etc. There is no index... read more

 

Reviewed by Leana Dickerson, Instructor , Linn Benton Community College on 2/9/17

The author certainly outlines and examines elements of research writing, and does so in a very clear, organized, and thoughtful way. There is no glossary or index included in the text, but the chapters and headings in the table of contents and at... read more

 

Reviewed by Jocelyn Pihlaja, Instructor, Lake Superior College on 2/9/17

The length and scope of this book are appropriate for a semester-long research writing course, with twelve chapters that move from foundational concepts into more specific skills that are needed for the crafting of a paper incorporating MLA or APA... read more

 

Reviewed by Margaret Wood, Instructor, Klamath Community College on 8/22/16

The book thoroughly covers the material that first-year college research writers need to know including an introduction to basic academic research concepts, searches and source evaluation from library and web resources, a thorough discussion of... read more

 

Reviewed by Laura Sanders, Instructor, Portland Community College on 8/22/16

The text offers a comprehensive discussion of all the elements of writing a research project. The author covers evaluating sources, using library research, incorporating research into essays, collaborative work, creating a thesis, as well as... read more

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Elements of Research

Chapter One Thinking Critically About Research
Chapter Two Understanding and Using the Library and the Internet for Research
Chapter Three Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism
Chapter Four How to Collaborate and Write With Others
Part II: Exercises in the Process of Research
Chapter Five The Working Thesis Exercise
Chapter Six The Annotated Bibliography Exercise
Chapter Seven The Critique Exercise
Chapter Eight The Antithesis Exercise
Chapter Nine The Categorization and Evaluation Exercise
Part III: The Research Project
Chapter Ten The Research Essay
Chapter Eleven Alternative Ways to Present Your Research
Chapter Twelve Citing Your Research Using MLA or APA Style

About the Book

The title of this book is The Process of Research Writing, and in the nutshell, that is what the book is about. A lot of times, instructors and students tend to separate “thinking,” “researching,” and “writing” into different categories that aren't necessarily very well connected. First you think, then you research, and then you write.

The reality is though that the possibilities and process of research writing are more complicated and much richer than that. We think about what it is we want to research and write about, but at the same time, we learn what to think based on our research and our writing. The goal of this book is to guide you through this process of research writing by emphasizing a series of exercises that touch on different and related parts of the research process.

About the Contributors

Author

Steven D. Krause grew up in eastern Iowa, earned a BA in English at the University of Iowa, an MFA in Fiction Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Bowling Green State University. He joined the faculty at Eastern Michigan University in 1998.