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What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
What do I do with all this Stuff?
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  • 1. What Do I Do with all this Stuff?<br />How to Use your Research Information Effectively<br />Carteret Community College Library<br />Elizabeth Baker<br />
  • 2. How Do I Get Started?<br />Read the magazine, journal, or newspaper article. <br />Use the book’s table of contents or index to locate information quickly. Read the page or chapter.<br />
  • 3. While reading, ask yourself:<br />What is the purpose of the article, page, or chapter?<br />What is the author’s main point?<br />What are the most important issues or questions that he/she raises?<br />Do you agree or disagree with the author’s conclusion or point of view?<br />
  • 4. Begin taking notes.<br />Organize your information from specific to general or from abstract to concrete.<br />Create an outline.<br />Begin writing your research paper.<br />
  • 5. How Do I Take Notes?<br />Record the title, author, publisher, publication date, and page number(s). <br />Skim the material again.<br />Look at any charts, graphs, or illustrations.<br />Locate the main ideas and list them.<br />Begin to record the supporting facts.<br />
  • 6. Some key points to remember:<br />Do not copy information straight from the article or book.<br />Put quotation marks around any direct quotes to avoid plagiarism.<br />Remember to summarize or paraphrase the information.<br />Use the dictionary to define any words that you do not recognize.<br />
  • 7. Why Should I Make an Outline?<br /><ul><li>To organize your thinking.
  • 8. To eliminate any information or ideas that do not support your topic.
  • 9. To guide the flow of your paper.
  • 10. To mark when you have reached the end of your writing.</li></li></ul><li>Outline Example #1<br />I. Introduction<br />a. Introduction to topic<br />b. Thesis Statement<br />II. Body of Paper<br />a. Main Idea<br />i. Supporting fact<br />ii. Supporting fact<br />iii. Supporting fact <br />b. Main Idea<br />i. Supporting fact<br />ii. Supporting fact<br />iii. Supporting fact<br />III. Conclusion<br /> a. Summarize findings<br />b. State Conclusion(s)<br />
  • 11. Outline Example #2<br />Introduction<br />Conclusion<br />
  • 12. What is Plagiarism?<br />“The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one&apos;s own original work.”<br />http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism<br />
  • 13. What is Plagiarism?<br />Plagiarism includes:<br />Copying whole sentences or paragraphs from any source.<br />Using facts, ideas, or other information that are not your own or common knowledge.<br />Using the “copy and paste” feature to add information to your paper or project.<br />
  • 14. How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?<br />Give credit to another person’s words, creativity, or original ideas.<br />Synthesize your information.<br />
  • 15. How Do I Synthesize Information?<br />Summarize<br />Paraphrase<br />Quote<br />
  • 16. How Do I Summarize?<br />Read the entire passage.<br />Determine the author’s main points.<br />Use this information in your paper or project.<br />Provide the proper citation.<br />
  • 17. How Do I Paraphrase?<br />Read the entire passage.<br />Convert the author’s words into your own words.<br />Use all the information in your paper or project.<br />Provide the proper citation.<br />
  • 18. How Do I Quote?<br />Read the entire passage.<br />Record the author’s words exactly as written in your paper or project.<br />Enclose the sentence or passage in quotation marks.<br />Provide the proper citation.<br />
  • 19. Rules for Using Quotations<br />Use a direct quotation if:<br /><ul><li>The author’s original words are noteworthy, unusual, or powerful.
  • 20. You intend to analyze the information contained in the passage.
  • 21. You do not want the author’s message to be misunderstood.</li></li></ul><li>Rules for Using Quotations<br />Quotations cannot stand alone and must be accompanied by your original words.<br />Include your own commentary, analysis, and reaction.<br />Vary the way that you use quotations.<br />One or two words, a single sentence, or an entire passage or paragraph.<br />
  • 22. What Do I Not Need to Credit?<br />Your own ideas or thoughts.<br />Common knowledge.<br />
  • 23. Famous Examples <br />Follow this link to read how a few famous people found themselves in trouble over the issue of plagiarism.<br />
  • 24. What are the Consequences?<br />Receiving a failing grade on a research paper or other assignment.<br />Failing a course and all repercussions.<br />Being sued for copyright infringement.<br />
  • 25. If you need any additional help, please see a member of the library staff!<br />Good Luck!<br />

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