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Homework Helpers : Essays and Term Papers - Michelle McLean

Homework Helpers

Essays and Term Papers

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Published: 20th January 2011
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The newest addition to our best-selling Homework Helpers series is a fun, user-friendly guide that takes the confusion out of writing essays and papers for students of all ages. Unlike other books that are so full of technical jargon they confuse more than help, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers uses straightforward language and simple steps to guide students through the essay-writing process.

Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers

  • Describes in detailed "plain English" each element and step involved in writing a dozen different types of essays
  • Includes a rough, edited, and final draft sample of each type of essay discussed
  • Explains the necessity of proofreading and citing sources, providing tips and instruction on how to accomplish these tasks
  • Presents step-by-step instructions on how to write a great SAT essay
  • Discusses what students can expect when they reach college-level courses

    Students of all ages can find help on writing essays for every major subject in high school or college. Neophytes will find guidance on the basics, while those further along in their educational careers can adapt the detailed instructions for more in-depth assignments.

  • "A no-nonsense narrative approach that allows all students, including those with learning disabilites, to accomplish what once felt impossible--writing a strong and compelling essay. Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers [is] an invaluable resource for students from middle school through college." --Christine Fonseca, MS, PPS, school psychologist and author of Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students "What Michelle McLean has done in Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers has singlehandedly demystified the writing process in a series of succinct chapters that are informative, clear, and, in many cases, downright funny. This book would be a good companion to the MLA text in any college bookstore, and I would recommend it to my colleagues as an alternative to the stuffy and overwritten texts currently in use." --Suzanne M. Palmieri, student support and retention specialist, QU Online Adjunct Faculty, Sociology A no-nonsense narrative approach that allows all students, including those with learning disabilites, to accomplish what once felt impossible writing a strong and compelling essay. Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers [is] an invaluable resource for students from middle school through college. Christine Fonseca, MS, PPS, school psychologist and author of Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students What Michelle McLean has done in Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers has singlehandedly demystified the writing process in a series of succinct chapters that are informative, clear, and, in many cases, downright funny. This book would be a good companion to the MLA text in any college bookstore, and I would recommend it to my colleagues as an alternative to the stuffy and overwritten texts currently in use. Suzanne M. Palmieri, student support and retention specialist, QU Online Adjunct Faculty, Sociology"

    Introductionp. 9
    Before You Writep. 11
    Choosing a Topicp. 11
    Make a Listp. 12
    Make Notesp. 13
    Your Thesis Statementp. 15
    Make an Outlinep. 16
    Exercise 1-1p. 20
    Basic Essayp. 21
    What Is It?p. 21
    Getting Startedp. 21
    Elements of the Essayp. 23
    Putting It Togetherp. 24
    Sample Essaysp. 25
    Exercise 2-1p. 32
    Argumentative/Persuasive Essayp. 33
    What Is It?p. 33
    Getting Startedp. 33
    Elements of the Essayp. 35
    Putting It togetherp. 36
    Sample Essaysp. 37
    Exercise 3-1p. 47
    Cause and Effect Essayp. 49
    What Is It?p. 49
    Getting Startedp. 50
    Elements of the Essayp. 52
    Putting It Togetherp. 53
    Sample Essaysp. 54
    Exercise 4-1p. 62
    Critical Essayp. 63
    What Is It?p. 63
    Getting Startedp. 64
    Elements of the Essayp. 66
    Putting It Togetherp. 68
    Sample Essaysp. 69
    Exercise 5-1p. 80
    Compare and Contrast Essayp. 81
    What Is It?p. 81
    Getting Startedp. 81
    Elements of the Essayp. 83
    Putting It Togetherp. 84
    Sample Essaysp. 88
    Exercise 6-1p. 109
    Definition Essayp. 111
    What Is It?p. 111
    Getting Startedp. 112
    Elements of the Essayp. 114
    Putting It Togetherp. 114
    Sample Essaysp. 115
    Exercise 7-1p. 126
    Descriptive Essayp. 127
    What Is It?p. 127
    Getting Startedp. 129
    Elements of the Essayp. 130
    Putting It Togetherp. 131
    Sample Essaysp. 132
    Exercise 8-1p. 147
    Division and Classification Essayp. 149
    What Is It?p. 149
    Getting Startedp. 149
    Elements of the Essayp. 151
    Putting It Togetherp. 152
    Sample Essaysp. 153
    Exercise 9-1p. 162
    Evaluation Essayp. 163
    What Is It?p. 163
    Getting Startedp. 164
    Elements of the Essayp. 166
    Putting It Togetherp. 167
    Sample Essaysp. 168
    Exercise 10-1p. 178
    Literary Analysis Essayp. 179
    What Is It?p. 179
    Getting Startedp. 179
    Elements of the Essayp. 182
    Putting It Togetherp. 183
    Sample Essaysp. 184
    Exercise 11-1p. 201
    Narrative Essayp. 203
    What Is It?p. 203
    Getting Startedp. 204
    Elements of the Essayp. 206
    Sample Essaysp. 207
    Exercise 12-1p. 213
    Research or Term Paperp. 215
    What Is It?p. 215
    Week 1-Choose a Topic and Create a Rough Outlinep. 216
    Week 2-Choose Your Sourcesp. 216
    Week 3-Make Notesp. 218
    Week 4-Final Outlinep. 219
    Week 5-Rough Draftp. 219
    Week 6-Final Draftp. 220
    Sample Papersp. 221
    Quick Tips for Researchingp. 251
    Know What You Don't Knowp. 251
    Look in a Book, Online Stylep. 251
    Looking in a Book, the Old-Fashioned Wayp. 252
    Magazines and Journalsp. 252
    Surf the Internetp. 253
    Online Encyclopedias and Information-Gathering Websitesp. 253
    Proofreadingp. 255
    Why Bother?p. 255
    Technical Mistakesp. 257
    Editing for Contentp. 262
    Citationsp. 269
    Overviewp. 269
    The Humanities and MLAp. 270
    Social Sciences and APAp. 275
    History and Chicago or Turabian Stylep. 280
    The Sciences and CSEp. 286
    SAT Essayp. 291
    What to Expectp. 291
    Types of Questions You May Seep. 293
    The Game Planp. 294
    Important Points to Rememberp. 298
    Sample Essayp. 299
    Taking It One Step Furtherp. 303
    Be Economicalp. 303
    Keep It Activep. 305
    Make It Matterp. 305
    Be Gender-Inclusivep. 306
    Be Logicalp. 306
    Know Your Audiencep. 307
    Answer Keyp. 309
    Resourcesp. 313
    Indexp. 315
    About the Authorp. 319
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    ISBN: 9781601631404
    ISBN-10: 1601631405
    Series: Homework Helpers
    Audience: Primary / High School
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 20th January 2011
    Publisher: Career Press
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.51