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ECON 211: Research & Writing Help

Welcome! This guide is intended as a resource for the Current Events Project for Dr. Sonja Kolstoe's section of ECON 211.

Research process

1. Explore topic basics and develop keywords (casual searching)

2. Understand how to evaluate sources of information (CRAAP method + information literacy and critical thinking)

3. Apply techniques (keywords + evaluation strategy) to find articles (library databases, materials, and more)

4. Support your analysis (cite reliable sources)

5. Drafts, revisions, & presentation practice (research librarians and other resources)

SU Library: Here to help

Research & Instructional Services - research writing consultation and technology help...

SU Writing Center - writing assistance by appointment or just walk in...

Center for Student Achievement - academic mentoring, SI, tutoring...

Library group study rooms

While you will want to spend this semester familiarizing yourself with finding current event articles and practicing these techniques on your own, once you have your groups formed, don't forget that your group members are also your resources! Get together and reserve group study rooms in the library to...

  • brainstorm current events
  • evaluate your articles and sources
  • analyze the economic processes
  • check your citations
  • practice your presentations
  • ...and so forth

Follow the link above to check availability and make your reservation. Rooms can be reserved up to 2 weeks in advance!

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Library Instruction Evaluation!

Student evaluations of library instruction -- please complete at end of session!