Building your Research Skills

An introduction to knowledge and skills to help you become a more able researcher.

Making Sense of your Research

                 

Finding resources is a good start, but you have to activate what you have found: evaluate resources effectively and organize them clearly if you want to complete a good research project. 

How Good are my Resources?

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Avoiding Bias

                                                                                 

Julia Galef - Why you think you're right ~ Even if you're wrong (TED Talk)

The Problem with Source Evaluation

Would you like a deeper dive into evaluating your resources? Here it is:

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Outlines for Compare and Contrast Papers

Research projects often involve debate between two or more views. Here are two ways to structure such a debate:

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Organizing Notes for Research

Whether you keep digital or print files as notes of what you have read, here is a solid method to connect your notes to your outline so that you can retrieve them as you write.

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Writing Research Papers

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Persuasion and Effective Communication in Academic Writing

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Plagiarism - How to Get it Out of your Life

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The Academic Phrasebank

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/?CMP= 
The Academic Phrasebank offers excellent and very user-friendly advice on the best way to use sources and  and identify key phrases to write academic papers.