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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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            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

Introduction

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

Body

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

Conclusion

Works Referenced



          Final Steps



             Compose a rough draft



             Revise



             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



                 Notetaking

Taking Notes from Hunter College