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The political science student writer's manual /

Main Author: Scott, Gregory M.
Other Authors: Garrison, Stephen M.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Longman, c2012.
Edition:7th ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : welcome to the study of politics and government
  • pt. 1. Before you write : review the basics
  • Seize the day : write!
  • Master the basics of language and scholarship
  • Generate effective style
  • Format your paper correctly
  • Cite sources and avoid plagiarism
  • pt .2. Warm-up : critical thinking about politics and government
  • Writing to communicate and act
  • Write to analyze politics or government policy
  • Write to explain and evaluate others' works
  • pt .3. Move forward : conduct research in political science
  • Organize the research process
  • pt. 4. Write for your political science course
  • Analyze public opinion
  • Domestic and international policy analysis papers
  • Analyze a bill currently before Congress
  • Compare political systems
  • Amicus curiae briefs
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A. List of political science periodicals
  • Appendix B. Table of forms of proper address formats.