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Research  to Paper: Getting from Here to There
3 Steps to a Research Paper <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the works of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare their thought...
Ready, Set, Choose a Topic <ul><li>What have you read that intrigued you? </li></ul><ul><li>What has confused you? </li></...
Start Your Research <ul><li>Talk to librarian, professor </li></ul><ul><li>Locate background information </li></ul><ul><ul...
Find It @ Emory: Research Tools <ul><li>Library Homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Guides  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
What’s the Main Idea? <ul><li>Why do some American Muslim women wear the hijab and others do not?  </li></ul>
Group Exercise <ul><li>Why do some American Muslim women wear the hijab and others do not? </li></ul><ul><li>In your group...
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Research to Paper

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  • Slide 7: Students break into groups. Each group must search a different database (i.e., Academic Search Complete or ATLA Religion) and select the article that best helps answer this research question. Once the class reconvenes as a whole, a spokesperson explains basic information about the database and why the chosen article is appropriate for this research topic.
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Research to Paper

  1. 1. Research to Paper: Getting from Here to There
  2. 2. 3 Steps to a Research Paper <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the works of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare their thoughts on the topic with your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate evidence you have located outside yourself and personal insights </li></ul><ul><li>Hamid, Sarah. &quot;Writing a Research Paper, Genre: What Is a Research Paper?.&quot; OWL Online Writing Lab . Purdue University. 9 Feb 2007 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/index.html>. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ready, Set, Choose a Topic <ul><li>What have you read that intrigued you? </li></ul><ul><li>What has confused you? </li></ul><ul><li>What has been in the news? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you talked about with your professor or classmates? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Start Your Research <ul><li>Talk to librarian, professor </li></ul><ul><li>Locate background information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read for interesting points, topic ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create your research question </li></ul>
  5. 5. Find It @ Emory: Research Tools <ul><li>Library Homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Catalog (EUCLID): Search for books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases@Emory: Search for articles. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google , Technorati , etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for current topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of pitfalls! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What’s the Main Idea? <ul><li>Why do some American Muslim women wear the hijab and others do not? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Group Exercise <ul><li>Why do some American Muslim women wear the hijab and others do not? </li></ul><ul><li>In your group </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name a spokesperson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find background information in assigned source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the best source from assigned research tool </li></ul></ul></ul>

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