Journals Higher Education



26 April 2012

320 Pages | 21 figures; 6 tables

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195445824

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Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Fifth Edition

Margot Northey, David B. Knight, and Dianne Draper

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences, Fifth Edition, is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, the fifth edition outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as writing essays and reports, creating powerful visual aids, and properly documenting sources. Concise and accessible, with new information on technology-based research, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated. All dates and examples have been updated throughout and new material on evaluating Internet sources and technology-based research reflects continuing trends in the field. Examples of new material include: conducting research, evaluating sources, and integrating findings, (Ch. 2); hand-held devices used to provide feedback in class and for tests (Ch. 3); grade determination for group work (Ch. 8); and lab exams (Ch. 10).
  • Current documentation guidelines. The fifth edition includes the latest guidelines for CSE, APA, and MLA style documentation and referencing, giving students the tools they need to properly document their work.
  • Revised and reorganized. Chapters have been reorganized and streamlined, while cross-referencing has been increased throughout, helping students make connections between topics and better understand the material.