"A valuable source for proposal writers, graduate students, faculty and research professionals. Advice is given for graduate students embarking on research proposals, for faculty and professionals writing proposals for projects and funding, and writers developing book proposals. A highlight of the book is that it contains over 1,000 research phrases that provide a starting point and information that will help both beginning and experienced research writers. There are computer research phrases that will help researcher's proposals sound up-to-date with computer technology advances. This book is a quick and concise handbook to help research writers develop proposals promptly with the help of research phrases at their fingertips." "Dr. Peterson provides helpful hints for writing better proposals. Her practical experiences help ease the fears of research and proposal writing bringing it to a workable and understandable level. Proposals are often reviewed by professionals with graduate degrees who have been involved in academic circles. These reviewers expect proposals to flow smoothly as they read the sections of the proposals. There are many ways to phrase the focus, objectives, and other parts of the research proposal. This is a book to guide proposal writers and an essential reference for research and proposal development."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research is part history, introduction, and discussion for artists and designers entering, graduating, and employed by the contemporary art academy in the United States. The evolution of art education in the university continues to expand in the 21st century as the variables of craft, skill, technique, theory, history and criticism shift and expand as the perspective of arts-based research is introduced into this professionalized environment. Given this context: what can M.F.A. students do to improve their understanding of writing and research without sacrificing their commitment to their studio art process? Through a series of essays, the text argues for better writing at the M.F.A. level with the purpose of becoming better artists. By contextualizing art practice in the university and providing a foundation for future artist scholarship, it serves as an invitation to artist scholars to push their work further and develop the confidence to situate their art in the university context.
Written in a simple yet engaging style, Dr Kevin Smith applies his years of experience and expertise in scholarly writing and research in this one-volume guide. Perfect as an introduction for new and continuing undergraduate or postgraduate students, this publication provides helpful guidelines and illustrations on all the elements that go into producing an academic work.
"This is the first handbook for those designers who write and those writers who design. ... Some of the features are: Introduction to various forms of writing and research: trade journalism, scholarly discourse, criticism, general journalism, and business-to-business capability communications. How images can be visualized through words. How to express, analyze, and report on the issues and news of design practice. Turning information into strategic assets. Using library, online, primary and secondary sources, and more. Writing for magazines, blogs, papers, lectures, journals, books--and even press releases. How design, typography, and illustration supports writing."--Back cover.
Powered by Connect Composition 2.0, WRITING MATTERS helps students own their ideas and put responsible writing into practice. Through a focus on student responsibilities to other writers, to the topic, to the audience, and to themselves, the program helps students better understand reasoning, researching, documentation, grammar, and style. WRITING MATTERS eBook. The CONNECT COMPOSITION PLUS 2.0 eBook provides Writing Matters content in a digital format that is accessible from within Connect and Blackboard. In support of the engaged learning experience, students can link directly to activities and assignments within CONNECT from the eBook. Students can have all the resources from Writing Matters right on their desktops! NOTE: There are two Connect Composition Plus available for Writing Matters. One for the Comprehensive edition and one for the Tabbed edition. Personal Learning Plan (PLP) Through an intuitive, continually adaptive diagnostic that assesses proficiencies in five core areas of grammar and mechanics, students generate a personalized learning plan tailored to address their needs within the timeframe students determine what they want to study. The personalized program includes contextualized grammar and writing lessons, videos, animations, and interactive exercises and provides immediate feedback on studentsË work and progress. Based on metacognitive learning theories, the PERSONAL LEARNING PLAN continually adapts with each interaction, while built-in time management tools keep students on track to ensure they achieve their course goals. The Personal Learning Plan is designed to improve student writing, allow classroom instruction to focus on critical writing processes, and support the goals of writing programs and individual instructors with reports that present data related to progress, achievement, and students who may be at risk. Writing Matters unites research reasoning, documentation, grammar, and style into a cohesive whole, helping students see the conventions of writing as a framework of responsibilities. The responsibilities writers haveË -to other writers. Writing Matters clarifies the responsibility writers have to one another Ë whether they are collaborating in an online peer review or drawing on digital and print resources in a research project Ë to treat information fairly and accurately and to craft writing that is fresh and original Ë their own. -to the audience. Writing Matters stresses the importance of using conventions appropriate to the audience, to write clearly, and to provide readers with the information and interpretation they need to make sense of a topic. -to the topic. Writing Matters emphasizes the writerËs responsibility to explore a topic thoroughly and creatively, to assess sources carefully, and to provide reliable information at a depth that does the topic justice. -to themselves. Writing Matters encourages writers to take their writing seriously and to approach writing tasks as an opportunity to learn about a topic and to expand their scope as writers. Students are more likely to write well when they think of themselves as writers rather than as error-makers. By explaining rules in the context of responsibility, Writing Matters addresses composition students respectfully as mature and capable fellow participants in the research and writing process.
This booklet is designed to guide the student through the process of writing a research paper- from selecting a topic to polishing the final draft. Writing a Research Paper will develop the skills that will benefit the student in every area of life, now and in the future.
This book provides masters and doctoral students with an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. It breaks down this often foreboding and overwhelming goal into achievable steps, presenting models that prepare readers for each stage of the process. Within each step, the authors supply all the tools and detailed instructions necessary for the successful completion of a thesis or dissertation. Along the way, the book offers readers skills and techniques that can help them cope more effectively with the psychological or emotional blocks that often get in the way of accomplishing their goal.
The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction in online settings. The Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs is a critical reference source that overviews the current state of larger scale online courses and the latest competencies for teaching writing online. Featuring comprehensive coverage across a range of perspectives on teaching in virtual classrooms, such as MOOC delivery models, digital participation, and user-centered instructional design, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the latest material on writing and composition strategies for online classrooms.