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    Wendy L. McBride

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    Publisher: University of Arkansas

    Language: English

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    Table of Contents

    • About the Author
    • The objective of a literature review
    • Matters of tone and style
    • Raising the level (grammar support)
    • Articles and nouns (grammar support)
    • Strong research questions
    • Producing a workable thesis statement
    • Identifying and deploying source material
    • Question structure (grammar support)
    • Paragraph and sentence structure (grammar support)
    • Paraphrasing and summarizing
    • Summarizing and synthesizing 
    • Sentence strength and variety (grammar support)
    • Using parallel structures effectively (grammar support)
    • The annotated bibliography
    • The literature review structure and function
    • Producing effective abstracts

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    About the Book

    An open educational text written by McBride.

    About the Contributors


    Wendy L. McBride is an instructor with many years of teaching experience in adult education, job readiness training, GED preparation, community college English, and English as a Second Language programs in Arkansas, Illinois and Japan. She earned a B.A. in English and Psychology with a journalism focus from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and an M.S. in TESOL and Bilingual Education from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL). Those degrees – and other supplemental educational experiences – include language training in French, Japanese and Russian. The result is in-depth empathy of the language learner and a loose grip on three “second” languages. Off campus, Ms. McBride gardens, hikes, cooks, travels, and savors any time available in the chaos of her busy family. She is an avid reader and writer, and published The Fishing Widow (a novel) and The American Amusement Park, a historical and pictorial overview, as well as a variety of articles (under her former name: Wendy L. Yegoiants). She has presented at several TESOL (Teachers of English to Speaker of Other Languages) International conventions and at SETESOL in Arkansas, and she continues to read and write fiction and material from the fields of education and language acquisition.

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