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HONR 111 (Kock): Session Introduction & Assignment

+The Research Process

1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background )library catalog: books)

3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)

4. Support your argument (source citation)

5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)

+Assignment and research approach

Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:  

1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)

Research Proposal (3–5 pages) and Annotated Bibliography (6 sources; choose an appropriate citation style)

Prompt: Write a 3- to 5-page formal research proposal structured using the following five section titles: Introduction, Research Questions and Preliminary Findings, Methodology, Significance, Process and Timeline. Each section title should be in boldface and should be followed by one to two paragraphs. In addition to your research proposal, prepare an annotated bibliography of at least six scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. Each annotation should describe the source, summarize its main point(s), and explain how you’ll use it in the space of 50 to 100 words.

Information Cycle

Infographic of the Information cycle: Day of is Television, Radio, and Internet; Day after is Newspapers; Week after is popular magazines; Months after is scholarly journals; Year after is books and government publications; years after is reference books

Manage & Organize

‚ÄčProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

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