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    • Notes
      The foundation for a well-written research paper.
    • Don’t we know this already?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Senior Thesis Notes
    • Detailed Notes = Detailed Outline
    • Senior Thesis Outline
    • Detailed Outline = Detailed Draft
    • Senior Thesis Draft
    • 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
    • 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