Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter follows the progress of a single student as she works to develop and draft her research essay using some of the book’s techniques.
  • Emphasis on inquiry-based investigations challenges students’ assumption that research papers are empty rituals of writing up foregone conclusions rather than opportunities for discovery and learning
  • Latest information on using the Internet for research includes an extensive discussion of how to evaluate Web sources.
  • Emphasis on selecting search terms helps students find what they need more efficiently in the library and on the Web.
  • Engaging, informal writing style demonstrates as well as advocates interesting writing as evidenced by sections titled, “Magic Words on the World Wide Web,” and “The Internet Itch: Should You Scratch it First?”