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Information Literacy Strategies: Writing a Term Paper

In this guide you will find suggested strategies for finding, evaluating, and using information.

Writing a Term Paper

The following are suggested steps for writing a research paper.

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Campus: Boca Raton 
Building: General Classroom South (GS)             
Room: 215 
Phone: 561.297.3498                                            
Campus: Davie
Building: Liberal Arts (LA)
Room: 220                                          
Phone: 954.236.1111                          
Campus: Jupiter
Building: Student Support (SR)         
Room: 147                                 
Phone: 561.799.8561
Ft. Lauderdale
Building: HE
Room: 1007 B
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            Choosing a Topic

             Kuhlthau's Information Search Process describes typical stages researchers go through as they arrive upon topic.

                     Gathering Information

             Begin with general sources before locating more specific ones.

                       Construct an Outline


             APA's Publication Manual, 6th edition, gives an excellent description of what an introduction should contain.


             Be prepared to define, extend or support the focus of your paper.


Works Referenced

          Final Steps

             Compose a rough draft


             Final copy

How to Avoid Plagiariam

Take good notes

Know the difference between paraphrase, summary and quotation

Know how to cite

Know the consequences of plagiarizing

                       Paraphrasing Examples and Tips Found Here:

Purdue OWL

             Paraphrase Examples


Taking Notes from Hunter College