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TitleManual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Dissertations, 8th Edition
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Table of Contents
Title Page
A Note to Students
Part I: Research and Writing: From Planning to Production
	1 What Research Is and How Researchers Think about It
		1.1 How Researchers Think about Their Aims
		1.2 Three Kinds of Questions That Researchers Ask
	2 Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesis
		2.1 Find a Question in Your Topic
		2.2 Propose Some Working Answers
		2.3 Build a Storyboard to Plan and Guide Your Work
		2.4 Organize a Writing Support Group
	3 Finding Useful Sources
		3.1 Understand the Kinds of Sources Readers Expect You to Use
		3.2 Record Your Sources Fully, Accurately, and Appropriately
		3.3 Search for Sources Systematically
		3.4 Evaluate Sources for Relevance and Reliability
		3.5 Look beyond the Usual Kinds of References
	4 Engaging Sources
		4.1 Read Generously to Understand, Then Critically to Engage and Evaluate
		4.2 Take Notes Systematically
		4.3 Take Useful Notes
		4.4 Write as You Read
		4.5 Review Your Progress
		4.6 Manage Moments of Normal Panic
	5 Planning Your Argument
		5.1 What a Research Argument Is and Is Not
		5.2 Build Your Argument around Answers to Readers’ Questions
		5.3 Turn Your Working Hypothesis into a Claim
		5.4 Assemble the Elements of Your Argument
		5.5 Distinguish Arguments Based on Evidence from Arguments Based on Warrants
		5.6 Assemble an Argument
	6 Planning a First Draft
		6.1 Avoid Unhelpful Plans
		6.2 Create a Plan That Meets Your Readers’ Needs
		6.3 File Away Leftovers
	7 Drafting Your Report
		7.1 Draft in the Way That Feels Most Comfortable
		7.2 Develop Productive Drafting Habits
		7.3 Use Your Key Terms to Keep Yourself on Track
		7.4 Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize Appropriately
		7.5 Integrate Quotations into Your Text
		7.6 Use Footnotes and Endnotes Judiciously
		7.7 Interpret Complex or Detailed Evidence Before You Offer It
		7.8 Be Open to Surprises
		7.9 Guard against Inadvertent Plagiarism
		7.10 Guard against Inappropriate Assistance
		7.11 Work Through Chronic Procrastination and Writer’s Block
	8 Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figures
		8.1 Choose Verbal or Visual Representations
		8.2 Choose the Most Effective Graphic
		8.3 Design Tables and Figures
		8.4 Communicate Data Ethically
	9 Revising Your Draft
		9.1 Check for Blind Spots in Your Argument
		9.2 Check Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Claim
		9.3 Make Sure the Body of Your Report Is Coherent
		9.4 Check Your Paragraphs
		9.5 Let Your Draft Cool, Then Paraphrase It
	10 Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusion
		10.1 Draft Your Final Introduction
		10.2 Draft Your Final Conclusion
		10.3 Write Your Title Last
	11 Revising Sentences
		11.1 Focus on the First Seven or Eight Words of a Sentence
		11.2 Diagnose What You Read
		11.3 Choose the Right Word
		11.4 Polish It Up
		11.5 Give It Up and Print It Out
	12 Learning from Your Returned Paper
		12.1 Find General Principles in Specific Comments
		12.2 Talk to Your Instructor
	13 Presenting Research in Alternative Forums
		13.1 Plan Your Oral Presentation
		13.2 Design Your Presentation to Be Listened To
		13.3 Plan Your Poster Presentation
		13.4 Plan Your Conference Proposal
	14 On the Spirit of Research
Part II Source Citation
	15 General Introduction to Citation Practices
		15.1 Reasons for Citing Your Sources
		15.2 The Requirements of Citation
		15.3 Two Citation Styles
		15.4 Electronic Sources
		15.5 Preparation of Citations
		15.6 Citation Management Software
	16 Notes-Bibliography Style: The Basic Form
		16.1 Basic Patterns
		16.2 Bibliographies
		16.3 Notes
		16.4 Short Forms for Notes
	17 Notes-Bibliography Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
		17.1 Books
		17.2 Journal Articles
		17.3 Magazine Articles
		17.4 Newspaper Articles
		17.5 Additional Types of Published Sources
		17.6 Unpublished Sources
		17.7 Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups
		17.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
		17.9 Public Documents
		17.10 One Source Quoted in Another
	18 Author-Date Style: The Basic Form
		18.1 Basic Patterns
		18.2 Reference Lists
		18.3 Parenthetical Citations
	19 Author-Date Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
		19.1 Books
		19.2 Journal Articles
		19.3 Magazine Articles
		19.4 Newspaper Articles
		19.5 Additional Types of Published Sources
		19.6 Unpublished Sources
		19.7 Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups
		19.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
		19.9 Public Documents
		19.10 One Source Quoted in Another
Part III Style
	20 Spelling
		20.1 Plurals
		20.2 Possessives
		20.3 Compounds and Words Formed with Prefixes
		20.4 Line Breaks
	21 Punctuation
		21.1 Periods
		21.2 Commas
		21.3 Semicolons
		21.4 Colons
		21.5 Question Marks
		21.6 Exclamation Points
		21.7 Hyphens and Dashes
		21.8 Parentheses and Brackets
		21.9 Slashes
		21.10 Quotation Marks
		21.11 Apostrophes
		21.12 Multiple Punctuation Marks
	22 Names, Special Terms, and Titles of Works
		22.1 Names
		22.2 Special Terms
		22.3 Titles of Works
	23 Numbers
		23.1 Words or Numerals?
		23.2 Plurals and Punctuation
		23.3 Date Systems
		23.4 Numbers Used outside the Text
	24 Abbreviations
		24.1 General Principles
		24.2 Names and Titles
		24.3 Geographical Terms
		24.4 Time and Dates
		24.5 Units of Measure
		24.6 The Bible and Other Sacred Works
		24.7 Abbreviations in Citations and Other Scholarly Contexts
	25 Quotations
		25.1 Quoting Accurately and Avoiding Plagiarism
		25.2 Incorporating Quotations into Your Text
		25.3 Modifying Quotations
	26 Tables and Figures
		26.1 General Issues
		26.2 Tables
		26.3 Figures
Appendix: Paper Format and Submission
	A.1 General Format Requirements
	A.2 Format Requirements for Specific Elements
	A.3 File Preparation and Submission Requirements

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