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Craft of Research - 4.0 - Planning, Drafting, Revising - Writing is Rewriting - but not too much.
Terms in this set (8)
List three bad plans
Narrating your thought process (The first issue was . . . ; Then I compared . . . ; Finally I conclude.)
Quilting your sources (If this is your scholarship, where is your analysis?)
Parroting (echo of assignment structure) (p.177)
What is a working introduction?
A place holder to get the process of writing your thesis started. It should be deleted once you have concluded your report and replaced with a fresh introduction informed by what you have discovered in the course of your research. (p.179)
Four parts of a model working introduction
A brief summary of only key points most relevant to your argument.
A rephrasing of your question as a statement about a flaw or gap in your sources.
A sketch of an answer to: So what if we don't find out?
An answer to your question as a launching point.
(state the point of your research at the end of your introduction and at the beginning of your conclusion, or just save it for your conclusion) (p.180)
What are some suitable arrangments for your argument?
Part-by-part (if you can break your topic down).
chronological (causal chain)
Analysis followed by applications.
What are some suitable arrangements for your argument which may also be effective in reverse?
Order of complexity
Order of importance
Order of familiarity
Order of comprehension
(These can all work in both directions, ie., simple to complex or complex to simple, more familiar to less familiar and vice versa (p.183)
What are the two basic patterns to citation?
What are two author-title styles?
What are two author-date styles?
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