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?”