Making Sense of Yet Another Guide

Oxford University Press has developed a series of discipline-specific guides built from the more generic 2007 guide to research and writing of the same name. This particular volume reiterates the approach recommended there and applies it specifically to the discipline of “religious studies.” It is helpful, certainly, and I would recommend it for all high school, undergraduate, and graduate academic libraries, but neither does it contain much that is unique and not found elsewhere.

Contents:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTE TO THE STUDENT; NOTE TO THE INSTRUCTOR;
1. Introduction to Higher Education and Religious Studies;
2. Making the Most of Your Time in Higher Education;
3. Writing and Thinking;
4. Finding and Using Academic Resources;
5. Writing Essays;
6. Writing Book Reviews and Book Reports;
7. Writing Short Assignments: Chapter Summaries and Article Reviews;
8. Reading Religious Texts and Writing Interpretive Essays;
9. Writing Comparative Essays;
10. Writing with Style;
11. Tests and Examinations;
12. Giving an Oral Presentation;
13. Learning Languages;
14. Receiving Feedback and Reflecting on Your Studies;
15. Documenting Your Sources;
16. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage;
17. Punctuation;
18. Misused Words and Phrases;
19. Afterword;
APPENDIX 1: SAMPLE DOCUMENT: BOOK REVIEW;
APPENDIX 2: SAMPLE DOCUMENT: SHORT ASSIGNMENT;
GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

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