Writing in the Social Sciences: A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews

Paperback | February 5, 2015

byJake Muller

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Ideal for students new to academic writing, Writing in the Social Sciences is a clear, step-by-step guide to the entire writing process. Students will learn how to select and research a topic, develop and refine their ideas into a comprehensive outline, and convert the outline into a researchpaper or book report.

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Ideal for students new to academic writing, Writing in the Social Sciences is a clear, step-by-step guide to the entire writing process. Students will learn how to select and research a topic, develop and refine their ideas into a comprehensive outline, and convert the outline into a researchpaper or book report.

Jake Muller is Professor Emeritus at Northwest Community College, where he taught introductory sociology courses and social work courses for over thirty years. He has edited two books, Community Organization and the Canadian State and Education for Work: Education as Work (both with Garamond Press), and has published a number of artic...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:February 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199009864

ISBN - 13:9780199009862

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Introduction: Preparing for Your Social Science Term Paper and Book Review1. Learn the Basic Social Science Argumentative Format and Process2. Research to Create an Aim, Arguments, and Headings/Themes3. Reference Your Sources4. Research to Define Concepts in the Aim, Organize Arguments, and Draft a Conclusion5. Writing the First Social Science Term Paper6. Writing the First Social Science Book Review or Article CritiqueAppendices:Appendix A: Answer Key to "What Do I Need to Know About Reading and Writing?"Appendix B: A Brief Grammar ReferenceAppendix C: Answer Key to Writing Samples from the Introduction (NEW)Appendix D: Tips on Selecting Appropriate Academic Sources for a Research Paper (NEW)Appendix E: The First Social Science OutlineAppendix F: The Second Social Science OutlineReferencesIndex

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"The set-up of the book is great-students can pick and choose which sections to read, or they can read the book from cover to cover." --Janni Aragon, University of Victoria