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Published: 19 October 2018

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780199026838

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Making Sense in Religious Studies

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Third Edition

Margot Northey, Bradford A. Anderson, and Joel N. Lohr

Making Sense

  • Part of a bestselling series: With more than twenty-five years of proven success, the Making Sense series is known for its clear and concise approach to research and writing in all areas of undergraduate study
  • Offers step-by-step instructions on each stage of the research and writing process--from planning and organizing to developing a thesis statement and writing an essay--guiding students through the process of preparing well-written academic papers
  • Covers topics specific to religious studies, including using religious and sacred texts, doing comparative research, and learning foreign languages
  • Two sample documents, a book review and a short assignment (Appendices 1 and 2), help familiarize students with the proper format and style for typical assignments
  • A stand-alone chapter on oral presentations (Ch. 13) covers the importance of being prepared, using visual aids, and taking questions, helping students become confident public speakers
  • Helps students overcome common pitfalls in grammar, style, punctuation, and usage through a rich variety of examples and helpful tips
  • A concise, student-friendly approach allows readers to use this book either as a quick and casual reference or as a text that can easily be read from cover to cover
  • A checklist for written assignments offers a brief overview of key points to consider, encouraging students to submit only their most polished work
  • Symbols for common errors help students understand common marking symbols and abbreviations that may appear on their work
  • Bulleted and numbered lists throughout help make the content more manageable and easier to reference

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