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A Abbott, Andrew, 58, 65, 67, 70 abbreviations: avoiding, 19, 99; definition, 98 abstract: length, 55, 73; purpose, 55, 73; sample, 74; writing, 51, 55, 73 academic essay. See persuasive essay academic writing: characteristics, 12, 18–20, 28; clarity in, 18–19, 28, 65, 96; communication style, 1–4, 92; definition, 10; guiding principles, 6, 123; process of, 2, 51–55 acronyms: avoiding, 19, 99; definition , 98 active voice, 95, 98 advocacy in academic writing, 11, 116, 122–23. See also objectivity American Psychological Association (APA), 22, 28 argument: case-study approach, 57, 65; elements of, 13–15; empirical approach, 62, 64; order of evidence, 56, 67; theoretical framework, 65. See also thesis statement assessment form, 108–9 attribution, 5, 19, 86–88. See also plagiarism B bibliography, 23–25, 39, 41, 49 Biddle, Stephen, 119 body text: length, 69; outline, 59; structure, 52–53, 66–67 book reviews: aims, 113–14; elements of, 114; length, 114; structure, 114–16 Borden, Robert, 16 C Calleo, David, 79 Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, 2 Canadian Forces College: grading system, 103, 110; Masters of Defence Studies, 45–47; National Security Studies Programme, 121; Standing Orders, 85–86 Caravaggio, Angelo, 14–15 case studies, 119–20 Chicago Manual of Style, 22; endnote style, 25; footnote style, 24 Chua, Amy, 115 citation styles: book references, 21; citation-sequence, 22–23, 26; in commentaries, 118; journal article references, 20; name-date, 22–23, 28; namepage number, 22–23, 27; in opinion editorials, 118. See also endnotes; footnotes Cohen, Andrew, 2 Collins, Brian, 57, 65, 67, 70 commentaries, 118–19 commentary, tangential, 81–82 conclusion: length, 53, 68–69; structure, 52–53, 59, 67–68 129 Index 10-IndexMilitary:09-Glossary 22/10/09 12:38 Page 129 concrete examples, 18–19 contractions, 4, 99 conversations. See oral sources Coonen, Stephen, 78–81, 83 Council of Science Editors, 22, 26 Crerar, H.D.G., 12 D debate, scholarly, 11, 17, 41, 62, 81, 93. See also literature reviews derogatory comments, 20 E endnotes, 20, 22–23, 25 English, John A., 12–13 essay styles. See expository essay; narrative essay; persuasive essay ethics review board, 16, 38, 41 expository essay, 28, 42, 99; aims, 5, 11 expository notes, 81–82 F first person: in book reviews, 116; use of, 4, 52, 63–64 footnotes, 20, 22, 24; direct quotations , 78; documenting first-hand knowledge, 122; paraphrased ideas, 79; statistics, 79–80; tangential comments, 81–82; when to use, 77–78, 88 foreign policy, democratization of, 2 funding applications, 41–42, 58 fused sentences. See run-on sentences G gendered language, 99 Google, 36–37 grading of academic work: checklists , 103; criterion-based, 103, 111; holistic, 102, 110; rubric for, 103–7, 110, 115; subjectivity, 102. See also assessment form grammar check programs, 71 Grodzinski, John, 114, 116 H Harper, Stephen, 2 headings: problems with, 69; purpose , 54, 69; use of, 51, 70, 81 Hillier, Rick, 19 Huntington, Samuel, 57, 65, 67, 70 I initialisms: definition, 98; use of, 98–99 International Policy Statement (2005), 2 internet research, 36–37 interviews, 16, 38, 41 introduction: length, 52, 65–66; outline, 59; presentation of research question, 62; structure, 52, 61–67 investigative journalism, 10 J Jablonsky, David, 73 Janowitz, Morris, 57, 67, 70 jargon, avoiding, 19, 96, 99. See also abbreviations; acronyms; initialisms K Kagan, Robert, 78 Kampman, Mike, 121 Kennedy, Greg, 14, 16–17 Kilford, Chris, 117 King’s College, London, 14 130 Index 10-IndexMilitary:09-Glossary 22/10/09 12:38 Page 130 L learners, types of, 38n, 56 lectures. See oral sources Lemon, Brent, 117 Leonhard, Robert, 73, 92–94 Lessard, Pierre, 11, 13–14 Library and Archives of the United Kingdom, 16 literature reviews, 33, 117–18. See also commentary, tangential; secondary research Lizotte, J.H.G., 57, 61–62, 65 M Macdonald, George, 11 Macgregor, Douglas, 73 marking guide, 104–7. See also grading of academic work McMaster, H.R., 73 Messenger, William E., 4 misconduct, academic, 85–86, 88. See also plagiarism Modern Language Association (MLA), 22, 27 modifiers, dangling, 95 Montgomery, Bernard, 12 Morton, Desmond, 20, 84 N narrative essay, 10–11, 28, 99 notes, organizing, 39, 51–52, 56–58 note-taking, 38; amount, 41, 56; electronic, 32, 39; elements of, 39; sample, 40 nouns, proper, 100 Nye, Joseph, 79 O objectivity, 15, 18, 35, 48 Off, Carol, 19 Olson, Mancur, 48 opinion editorial (op-ed), 118 oral sources, 37–38. See also interviews originality, importance of, 12, 14...

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ISBN
9780776618869
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9780776607344
MARC Record
OCLC
794702117
Pages
148
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2012-01-01
Language
English
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