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Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources, 2nd Edition Paperback – March 23, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1111352097 ISBN-10: 1111352097 Edition: 2nd
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Heinle ELT; 2 edition (March 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111352097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111352097
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anthea on May 5, 2014
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I have been using this book in my Grade 12 ESL English class and for my regular Grade 12 English class at our local college for five years now. It is an amazing step-by-step guide to writing a research/term paper.

The book has two sections:

Part One leads students through each stage by teaching the skill, practicing the skill in a variety of interesting exercises, and taking that step in their own paper (the final product of the text/course). The final chapter in Part One is an overview to guide students through future papers.

Part Two: The authors have gathered articles for three general themes (Risk for Change, Globalization, and New Technology). They introduce the theme via activities and develop students' depth of thinking through the articles. Usually academic journal articles are very difficult for students to read. These are more readable, very intriguing and a good start to doing research. Finally, a list of research questions based on the articles are presented. Most of my students choose to create their own research questions based on the theme we study and add research from sources outside the book. I find the themes lend themselves to a very broad range of specific topics.

Special features:

Excellent explanation and practice of paraphrasing and paraphrasing challenges.
Clear and user-friendly plans for integrating research into the student's own original ideas about the topic.
Grammatically explicit examples of how to include evidence into writing.
Excellent process to make research painless and efficient.

All of my students tell me that they won't give this book away until they have finished college/university. They love how clear each step is and what a super paper they are able to write.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sen on May 23, 2013
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I used this book for my English class, and I must say, the lessons you learn from this book can be used beyond the classroom. I've been able to write research papers using this book as a guide and reference. One of the best investments in my undergraduate career.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By clonsheefior on November 16, 2011
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This book is meant for college level beginners or ESL. It has 2 sections: a guide to research writing and a collection of essays to be used as research sources.

It teaches APA style. So, you wouldn't expect the first essay in the book to be in MLA style, would you? Well, it is in MLA. Students find this quite confusing.

The books format for a rough outline begins with a research question; the next item is the essay focus. I bet you think that essay focus means a rudimentary thesis, or at least what the essay will focus on. No, in this book, essay focus means essay category: cause & effect, argument, etc.

The content order is often puzzling, and the flipping back & forth between section one and two can be maddening.

There's more to add , but I think I'll stop here. Suffice to say, I'm looking for a replacement text for next year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agard on December 12, 2014
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I have used this for an advanced community college class that focuses on writing a research paper. The first half the book has helpful exercises that require students to evaluate and revise thesis statements, evidence to support points, and so on. Unfortunately these exercises are tied to the readings in the second part of the book, which are not especially well chosen or well-written.

The main reason I no longer use the book is that it teachers APA format while the the college-transfer English class that my students are preparing to take will require them to use MLA.
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By saleh on June 27, 2013
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It is a useful tool to know how to use sources and avoid plagiarism. Writing is essential and sometimes difficult for non native speakers.
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By shxhmy on January 19, 2014
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Brand new Sourcework 2nd Edition. The price is really good. The book is sealed in the plastic and well protected.
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By Shengjie Yue on August 30, 2013
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I am so happy to but a new book with such a low price.The delivery is fast, and I got it on time.
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By toby on July 17, 2013
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i love it, get it for my summer class, and it is pretty helpful for you to learn citation skills
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