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  • 1. Notes
    The foundation for a well-written research paper.
  • 2. Don’t we know this already?
  • 3. Then
    2-3 pages
    1 or 2 sources
    Organized by source
    1 source per paragraph (or page)
    Wikipedia = OK
    Now
    6-8pages
    8+ REPUTABLE, ACADEMIC sources
    Organized by IDEA
    MULTIPLE sources per paragraph
    Wikipedia ≠ OK
    Research Papers
  • 4. P.I.G.
    Policy paper
    Organized for you: Background, Legislation, Statistics, Viewpoints, Policy Recommendation
    Senior Thesis
    Original thesis
    Thesis: an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
    Organized by subtopics CHOSEN by you
    All ideas are tied to your thesis
    Senior Thesis ≠ P.I.G. Paper
  • 5. Do
    Put it in your own words.
    Keep track of your sources by color.
    Make note of page numbers.
    Indicate “direct quotes.”
    Differentiate between speaker and author.
    Take more notes than you think you need.
    Don’t
    COPY notes
    Take too few notes. No notes = no paper.
    Leave your citations for later.
    Notes Dos and Don’ts
  • 6. Senior Thesis Notes
  • 7. Detailed Notes = Detailed Outline
  • 8. Senior Thesis Outline
  • 9. Detailed Outline = Detailed Draft
  • 10. Senior Thesis Draft
  • 11. Detailed notes = detailed research paper
    Organize notes (sources) by COLOR
    Organize outline by SUBTOPIC / SUB-QUESTION
    Subtopics include multiple sources
    In-text citations indicate sources within paragraphs
    Recap
  • 12. Put your Topic or Guiding Question at the top of your NOTES file.
    Create sub-topics OR copy the KEY QUESTIONS you selected on the gray sheet into your NOTES file. Record notes in the appropriate section.
    Use the Inquiry topics on the SENIOR THESIS page Web page (Projects & Research) to guide you to the best databases.
    Take notes in COLOR!
    Copy and paste the entire CITATION into your Notes page. Use COLOR here too.
    Google Docs - Notes