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ENGL 1301/1302 - Academic Writing and Research

Research- What is it?

Use this course guide to help build sources for your research project

If at any time you feel confused or frustrated, please ask for help!

Research requires:

  • time
  • patience
  • focus
  • initiative
  • reasoning
  • analysis

Select and focus your research topic

Need help forming search terms? Try:

  •    Writing a sentence about your topic
  •    Pull out important words
  •    Think of other key terms outside of the sentence
  •    Talk to other people about it--perhaps someone who works in the field.
  •    Use database features to focus your research question

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