Writing to Learn in Political Science

Writing to Learn in Political Science
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072437805
  • ISBN: 0072437804
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The


Edwards, Anne Michaels


CONTENTSAcknowledgments v1 Introduction 1How to Use This Book 32 Reading Political Science 9Techniques for Reading Political Science 103 Writing for Understanding 14Paraphrasing 15Summarizing 17Example 194 Writing for Application 21Using Examples 23Using Counter-Examples 23Concluding Remarks 245 Writing for Analysis 25Arguments 25Analyzing Arguments 29Putting It All Together 366 Writing for Evaluation 39Choosing/Developing a Thesis 40The Evaluative Essay 40Example: Locke's Theory of Property 41Concluding Remarks 46Sample Essay: "Mill's Views on Free Speech" 477 Writing for Synthesis 50Outline 51Evidence 54Counter-Arguments 56Putting It All Together 57Concluding Remarks 60Sample Essay: "Autonomy and Moral Rights" 608 Using Research in a Political Science Paper 64Sources 65Quotation and Paraphrase 67Plagiarism 70Citations 71Bibliography 73Concluding remarks 749 Putting Pencil to Paper (or Fingers to Keyboard) 75Getting Started 75Rewriting 78Problems to Avoid 79The Final Edit 82Mechanics 83Appendix A: How to Take Exams 86Appendix B: Useful Political Science Sources 91Appendix C: Glossary 94Edwards, Anne Michaels is the author of 'Writing to Learn in Political Science', published 2001 under ISBN 9780072437805 and ISBN 0072437804.

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