Writing Research Papers By James Lester Pdf

66ROCKY MOUNTAIN REVIEW Collazo is to be congratulated for making an outstanding contribution to Spanish lexicography. DAVID WILLIAM FOSTER, Arizona State University William Coyle. Rearch Papers. Fifth Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1980, 214 p. James D. Lester. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, Second Edition. Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman, 1980. 206 pp. The two types of aides available to teachers of the research paper are workbooks and manual/guides. Those who have used either or neither kind may like to know a little about the major representatives of both types which have coincidentally reappeared together in new editions. Coyle's work is meant "to make research procedures as simple and efficient as possible" for beginners. Its workbook format provides a minimum of explanation and many detachable practice exercises, which may be done individually or in groups. Lester, as its subtitle indicates, is a complete guide, intended equally for the neophyte as well as "to serve as a reference source for graduate students and professors . . . [and] to aid the student in handling reference material and in writing and styling the research paper." Whereas with Coyle more is required of the teacher's own resources, with Lester one needs to select and direct the material to meet the needs of specific students. The sequence of chapters in both books is nearly identical, assumed to reflect the best order in the actual research and writing process. Both are keyed to the MLA Handbook but also offer citation system alternatives, most importantly for documentation in the sciences. Each offers sample nonliterary sample term papers (Lester having moved his former literary example into his instructor's manual). Unique to Coyle is guidance for a warm-up short paper. Beyond a choice between these two works, the teacher may want to consider the chapter which many freshman English texts provide on research paper instruction. The fifty page unit in Strategies of Rhetoric is a good example of these Lesters-in-miniature. Regrettably, neither Lester nor Coyle, nor any other such work I have seen, teaches strategies for actual research adequately. Here the teacher must rely on his or her own preparation and on friendly and capable librarians. JAMES E. FORD, Brigham Young University ...



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Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide
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Principles of Writing Research Papers
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The Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines
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Plato's Heirs: Classic Essays
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The Research Paper Handbook
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Argument and Research
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Daughters of the Revolution: Classic Essays by Women
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Of Bunsen Burners, Bones, And Belles Lettres: Classic Essays Across The Curriculum
byJames D. Lester(Contributor)
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Writing: Style and Grammar
byJames D. Lester
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Composing from Sources
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Research and Writing
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Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers
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Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences
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Patterns; Readings For Composition
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Revel for Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide
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Instructor's Manual to accompany Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, 10th edition and The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers, 2nd edition
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Writing Research Papers 8e (Spiral Edition/Tabbed) + Citing Cyberspace
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Diverse Identities: Classic Multicultural Essays
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