By: Dolores Baker. Coach Davis B’day 2nd Period English IV
The basic 1,2, and 3’s To a good Research paper. First you need to figure out the topic of what you are going to be researching. Then you have to have your mind set on what information you are mainly going to be looking for. Always use more then one source such a Books, Magazines, internet, and Etc.
What information are you looking for? Keyword searching is a strategy to help you find the information you want. Before you begin searching create a list of words that describe your topic. Use a thesaurus to stimulate your word choice. Generate synonyms for your topic Creating a list of Keywords will help you focus (narrow) in on your topic. As you research and depending on what you find you may have to change your keywords to broaden or narrow your results. Use names of important people, places and events/issues. Remember to also browse your textbook for keywords.
The two main search engines that are being used today are:Google Yahoo
10 Easy tips when doing a Research project.! 1. Identify and Document Your Research Topic or Problem 2. Conduct Background Research 3. Give Yourself Plenty of Time 4. Determine The Types of Information You Will Need 5. Select Your Tools Carefully 6. Plan Your Search Strategy 7. Document Your Search Thoroughly 8. Evaluate Your Results 9. Cite Your Research 10. If Youre Confused, Ask for Help!
The 7 main steps to Doing a research Paper. STEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC STEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION STEP 3: USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA STEP 4: USE INDEXES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES STEP 5: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES STEP 6: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND STEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND USING A STANDARD FORMAT (MLA/APA)
Doing a research project is neverreally as hard as you make it seemsometimes you just have to giveyourself a little more credit andtake time to actually attempt at itbefore saying you can’t.!(: I hopeyou enjoyed my Power Point onhow to do a research Paper.’