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[-] Other Available Formats Seller Information Price The Sociology Student Writer's Manual (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education / Prentice Hall
Description: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 261 p. Audience: General/trade.
Notes: From the Inside Flap: TO THE STUDENT This newly revised, third edition of The Sociology Student Writer's Manual is written to help you become a successful student. Successful students, like successful social scientists, are competent writers. As sociology students, we observe social institutions and behavior. We write to record what we observe, to explain what we record, and to defend what we explain. As citizens, we write to take part in making decisions that direct our nation, our community, and our private lives. From the Declaration of Independence to the Emancipation Proclamation, from the United Nations Charter to President Kennedy's Inaugural Address, writing has brought us the freedom we enjoy today. The Sociology Student Writer's Manual is designed to help you do two things: (I) learn how to research and write in sociology and (2) improve your writing ability. These objectives are addressed in the four major sections of this book. The Introduction explains what sociology is all about. Intended for both first-time and experienced sociology students, it offers a basic historical orientation and a challenging account of current theoretical perspectives in the field. Part I, A Handbook of Style for Sociology, addresses fundamental concerns of all writers, exploring the reasons we write, describing the writing process itself, and examining those elements of grammar, style, and punctuation that most often cause confusion among writers. It also explains the importance of formatting the research paper properly the title page, table of contents, and so on along with citing and referencing sources using the American Sociological Association's Style Guide. A vital concern throughout Part I, and the rest of the book as well, is the three-way interrelationship among writer, topic, and audience. Our discussion of this relationship aims at building your self-confidence as you clarify your goals. Writing is not a magical process beyond the control of most people; it is...
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Ogdensburg, NY, USA
$21.99 The Sociology Student Writer's Manual (3rd Edition) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Newport Coast, CA, USA
A supplemental manual/reference for all courses in Sociology, from introductory to advanced, involving the research and writing of papers. Perfect complement to any distance learning course. THE most comprehensive book available that deals specifically with writing sociology papers, this reference/manual helps both beginning and advanced students learn (1) how to research and write in sociology, and (2) how to improve their writing ability in general. Based on the authors extensive experience in teaching a variety of sociology courses, it combines the latest sociology research and writing techniques with a broad spectrum of writing activities. It gives specific directions for writing a variety of papers in sociology, while also providing instructions on how to write and how to format the paper and cite sources following the American Sociological Associations guidelines. The manual relieves professors from having to teach much of the detail in the writing process, and gives students the guidance they need to tackle course projects of all complexities. *NEW - An updated chapter on Internet Resources and Distance Learning, shows students how to find information resources on the intern