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Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd Edition

  • Susan K. Miller-Cochran
  • Rochelle L. Rodrigo
  • ISBN-10: 1305646398
  • ISBN-13: 9781305646391
  • 432 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2009, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the "how" and "why" of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success.

Features

  • Research in Action scenarios demonstrate how the principles in each chapter might work in a rhetorical context, providing a great starting point for analysis.

  • Techno Tip boxes suggest ways to integrate technological tools into research processes.

  • DIY (Do It Yourself) sections, found at the end of each part, explain three key research assignments--the research proposal, the annotated bibliography or review of research, and the final research essay--via annotated student samples.

  • Write and Reflect activity boxes throughout the text help students at various stages of the writing process.

About the Author

Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Susan K. Miller-Cochran, now director of the Writing Program at The University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University while serving as director from 2007-2015. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Miller-Cochran serves as president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (2015-2017). Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, second-language writing, and writing program administration. Widely published and a popular presenter, Dr. Miller-Cochran is also a co-author with Rochelle L. Rodrigo on the CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH (Cengage Learning). She received both her Master of Teaching English as a Second Language (MTESL) and her Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, from Arizona State University.

Rochelle L. Rodrigo

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo is currently Visiting Professor at The University of Arizona. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and (New) Media at Old Dominion University. She was a full time faculty member for nine years in English and film studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Rodrigo researches how "newer" technologies better facilitate communicative interactions, more specifically teaching and learning. As well as co-authoring THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, Shelley was also co-editor of RHETORICALLY RETHINKING USABILITY (Hampton Press). Her work has also appeared in Computers and Composition, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Journal of Advancing Technology, Flow, as well as various edited collections.

Table of Contents

Part I: PREPARING FOR RESEARCH.
1. Research and the Rhetorical Situation.
2. Writing Processes.
3. Identifying a Topic.
DIY: Writing a Research Proposal.
Part II: CONDUCTING RESEARCH.
4. Finding Resources through Secondary Research.
5. Conducting Primary Research.
6. Rhetorically Reading, Tracking, and Evaluating Resources.
7. Understanding Plagiarism and Integrating Resources.
DIY: Writing a Review of Research.
Part III: REPORTING ON RESEARCH.
8. Developing an Argument.
9. Selecting and Integrating Evidence.
10. Sharing the Results.
DIY: Presenting Your Research Results.
Part IV: FORMATTING YOUR RESEARCH.
11. Understanding Citation Styles Rhetorically.
12. MLA Guidelines.
13. APA Guidelines.
14. CMS Guidelines.
15. CSE Guidelines.
DIY: Writing a Rhetorical Analysis of Citations.

New to this edition

  • The conversation about the rhetorical situation now includes an emphasis on method of delivery, in addition to author, audience, and purpose.
  • This edition includes more support for using technology during the process of writing and researching, not just for the final product. This content is complemented by new Techno Tips on such topics as "using mobile apps for recording interviews" and "quoting from audio or video files."
  • Expanded and up-to-date documentation help for MLA, APA, CMS, and CSE style follows the recently published eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format.
  • Screenshots and other images are labeled to highlight key points, offering "at-a-glance" help.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website with Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 130564641X | ISBN-13: 9781305646414)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login.

MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo's Cengage Guide to Research  (ISBN-10: 1305652916 | ISBN-13: 9781305652910)

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MindTap English for Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo’s The Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap engages students to become better thinkers, communicators, and writers as they review every aspect of the writing process. Interactive activities emphasize grammar and mechanics. A paper management system allows electronic submission, grading, and peer review while tracking potential plagiarism. Video tutorials and examples support research and professional tutoring guides students from rough drafts to polished writing. Analytics track student progress as MindTap works with existing learning management systems.

Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305646401 | ISBN-13: 9781305646407)

Instructor Sample/Review copy of Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd Edition.

Student Supplements

MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo's Cengage Guide to Research  (ISBN-10: 1305652916 | ISBN-13: 9781305652910)

MindTap English for Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo’s The Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the book and study with flashcards and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores so you’ll know where you need to focus efforts and stay motivated. Improve your college writing and research skills with built-in tools, such as a professional tutoring service, a database of scholarly sources and interactive videos to support research papers. A dictionary and other tools keep you organized and on track. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.

MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305652924 | ISBN-13: 9781305652927)

MindTap English for Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo’s The Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the book and study with flashcards and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores so you’ll know where you need to focus efforts and stay motivated. Improve your college writing and research skills with built-in tools, such as a professional tutoring service, a database of scholarly sources and interactive videos to support research papers. A dictionary and other tools keep you organized and on track. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.