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With more than 200,000 copies in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Now, seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (7th edition)by Joseph M. Williams Kate L. Turabian Wayne C. Booth Gregory G. Colomb
This seventh edition of Turabian's "Manual" is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined-- while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.
This new edition is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers.
Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace reflects the wisdom and clear authorial voice of Williams' best-selling book, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, while streamlining every chapter to create a very brief, yet powerfully direct guide to writing with style. The concise clarity of this book makes it a handy reference for anyone interested in good writing.
Williams' own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences-both in college and after-will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.
Writing Style Book
As readers, we respond to writing that is clear, direct, and coherent. As writers, we need to learn how to produce these qualities in our own work. Sometimes we lack the vocabulary for talking about writing especially about matters of style with our peers, editors, and collaborators. Learning new ways to talk about good writing simpli es the composition, editing and review processes. LRS provides writers with the tools to see and solve common problems.
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