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Researching and Writing with 2009 MLA Update
First Edition   ©2009

Researching and Writing with 2009 MLA Update

Marcia F. Muth (University of Colorado at Denver)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-60756-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60756-2; Format: Paper Text

Exceptional value and flexibility. With a net price of only $12 -- and available at a discount when packaged with select Bedford/St. Martin's titles -- Researching and Writing is an ideal text for value-minded instructors and students. Whether students are working with just a couple of sources or many, writing a literary analysis or a scientific report, Researching and Writing is adaptable and affordable enough to be used in a variety of courses, as a classroom text or as a quick reference.

Concise but thorough coverage. The text offers clear, practical advice that guides students through generating ideas and forming their research question, locating and evaluating sources, and planning, drafting, and revising their papers.

Extensive help with using sources effectively includes coverage of purpose and audience in finding the most appropriate sources, using electronic search tools, evaluating print and electronic sources, avoiding plagiarism, and effectively integrating sources into the paper.

An abundance of helpful visuals. Checklists, tables, charts, and other visuals help make the research process accessible and engaging.

An emphasis on writing. Writing Checklists throughout the text provide writing and grammar tips specifically geared to research papers.

Thorough coverage of documentation includes the latest MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE style guidelines. Unique "Source Guides" present annotated facsimiles of original sources to show students how to cite a variety of materials in their notes and in their papers. Abundant models help students cite a wide range of sources, and student papers for each style provide useful examples.