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St notes rev3

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

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