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Research is Fun Part 2
Transcript of Research is Fun Part 2
So, to incorporate outside information:
what you read
where this information could possibly fit in your assignment/argument
context for information to be cited (if necessary)
source material as follows:
Use complete lead-ins when you use ANY source for the first time:
Author’s last name + (publication year) + quotation verb + q/p/s + (p. or para. #).
ex. Delgado (2009) argues literacy is a priority. The desire for literacy is both an academic and societal imperative.
explanation for incorporated information
Plagiarism on report/ANY assignment will result in an
automatic failing paper grade!
Good Notes = No Plagiarism
The best sources are:
– composed by an authority, expert
– well written, presented
– no apparent prejudice or hidden agenda
-- academic, researched
– usually not more than 10 years old
– facts, research, documentation check out
– usually has its own references list
Make Your Sources Work for You
Make Your Sources Count
Search with a purpose, every time
Spending time coming up with keywords and their synonyms IS a time saver.
Ex. Native Americans --> Native people in the Americas --> original settlers
Hollywood --> popular media -->
movies -->films -->motion pictures
Utilize Boolean operators: and, or, quotation marks (p. 431)
Situational Analysis Overview
remember goal always
format is intro,requisite paragraphs, compare/contrast section of 2 to 3 major points, and conclusion (Report)
general reader, classmate
Point of view-
formal, academic tone
Things to Keep in Mind
Quote – when you could not have put words any better
: author’s ideas, author’s words; use quotations marks, must provide page or paragraph number
Summarization – concise, key points only
; usually used with longer selections like textbook
sections, book chapters: author’s ideas, your words; must cite
Paraphrase – the point-by-point summary of another’s ideas, expressed in your own words
: BUT in approximately same # of words, without changing original meaning; must cite
Good Sources = Good Notes
YOU'LL NEED TO DO THIS
Revisit assignment sheet
Know this paper is 18% of your course grade
Be resourceful, ask questions
Use the library, take notes
Procrastination is never good!
Already know what?
Need to know what?
Usually look for answers by getting info over topic’s background (highly recommended).
Can use library’s books, online databases,and /or reference section
Look over the internet judiciously (p. 432)
Spend Little Time Wasting Time
Involves time and commitment.
Starts with "curiosity, discovery, &dialogue" (p. 422).
Involves organization and thinking.
First Things First
(Yes, it's possible!)
Don't forget scale in Part 1!
When in doubt, cite it!
Working thesis = limited topic + information on issue
Thesis is in transition; it may change as you go through writing, researching process.
Hint: Address the prompt’s problem as a starting point.
Make sure to take notes
The good ol’ way : note cards -->an oldie but still a goodie
Another good way: keep notes organized much like note cards, but in a spiral
A more modern way: use your computer to help you here --> create files, stickies, annotation tools
No matter what you choose, all notes:
-should document p/s/q
-show where you got the information
This actually works!