Academic writing and APA style for communication researchers

    Academic Writing and APA Style for Communication Researchers covers the basic steps when trying to write academic papers in the field of Social Sciences and Communication. From the process of searching to the understanding of the different parts of a scientific paper, it offers sensible advice on the right way of writing a research paper. The features of good academic writing are provided in real contexts. Understanding when and how to incorporate direct and indirect citations or how to elaborate a sustainable list of references are also presented in a clear way. Basically, we are dealing with a hands-on approach with examples that illustrate solid and sustainable writing helping the reader to devise and write a research paper efficiently.

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    • English
    Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante
    Depósito legal
    A 240-2019
    17 cm
    24 cm
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    8,00 €


    1 Introduction.
    2 The APA (American Psychological Association).
    Exercise 1 - Fine inspirational academic writing.
    2.1. Formatting your paper.
    3 Types of academic papers.
    3.1. TFG Degree Final Project).
    3.2. TFM (Thesis or Master's Final Project).
    3.3. Dissertation.
    Exercise 2 - What is a dissertation?
    3.4. Scientific article.
    Exercise 3 - Articles and Journals.
    3.5. The structure of an academic paper.
    3.5.1. Title.
    3.5.2. Abstract.
    Exercise 4 - Writing an abstract.
    3.5.3. Keywords.
    Exercise 5 - Keywords.
    3.5.4. Introduction.
    Exercise 6 - Research design.
    Exercise 7 - In-text citations. Paraphrasing and plagiarism. Plagiarism checkers.
    Exercise 8 - Effective paraphrasing. Direct quotations. Block quotations.
    Exercise 9 - In-text citations, short direct quotations and block quotation.
    3.5.5. Methods.
    3.5.6. Results.
    3.5.7. Discussion.
    Exercise 10 - Methods, Results and Discussion.
    3.5.8. Conclusion.
    3.5.9. References.
    4 Using the Internet to do research.
    Exercise 11 - Basic Boolean Search.
    5 Main features of academic writing.
    5.1. Linearity.
    5.2. Complexity.
    5.3. Formality.
    5.4. Precision.
    5.5. Objectivity.
    5.6. Accuracy.
    5.7. Explicitness.
    5.8. Hedging.
    Exercise 12 - The language of academic writing.
    5.9. Responsibility.
    6 Steps in academic writing.
    6.1. Purpose and readers.
    6.2. Structure.
    6.3. Finding evidence.
    Exercise 13 - Data collection and variables in research.
    6.4. Building your argument.
    7 Academic writing resources.
    8 Coaching for researchers: metaphors in information literacy and research.
    9 References.
    10 Practice exercises answer key.
    Abstract & keywords.