|Research (and Mr. Broach's humble advice)|
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In conducting research, you should start by making an outline of the
topic you plan to study. In other words, write a preliminary
outline for your paper.
Next, research your sub-topics. For example, if you are writing a paper on the political compromises made on slavery, don't just search for slavery. Search for materials on the Missouri Compromise, Wilmot Proviso, etc. This will help you in finding useful materials. Below are important links to help you:
As you research, it is recommended that you make notecards. For
each source, write a "source card" with the proper citation for the
source you are making. This makes it easier when you place
citations in your actual paper. Next, take notes on these cards
and number them (i.e. Source # 1 - Card # 1).
Once you have finished your research, review your outline for the paper and make any necessary changes.
Then, organize your notecards (what you learned from the research) based on your outline.
Now, write the paper based on your outline and your notecards.
Once you have finished your first draft, proofread. Edit. Proofread again. Have someone read your paper. Proofread as many times as possible.
Also, remember to follow the basic writing rules. PLEASE READ THE WRITING ADVICE DOCUMENT! (linked)
Submit your paper to Turnitin.com well before the due date and then, check your originality report. Remember our policy, "green means go."
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