1a. Select a Topic1b. Identify Keywords
4a. Types of Periodicals
5a. Citation Help5b. Works Cited Examples
2a. Refine Your Topic
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WRD 110/111: Composition & Communication I & II   Tags: communication, composition, information literacy, presentation, research process, research skills, writing  

A course in speaking and writing emphasizing critical inquiry and research.
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Be a Better Researcher

Recommended books on research and presentations. Available  in Young Library.

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Better Than Bullet Points
Call Number: Young REF HF5549.5.T7 B6196 2008

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How to Find Out Anything
Call Number: ZA3075 .M33 2012

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How to Write Persuasively Today
Call Number: PE1431 .D38 2010



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Research Skills for WRD 110 & 111

This guide will help you with your research skills for your WRD 110/111 assignments.

The research process typically includes five broad steps.

Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. But sometimes you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop Your Topic  - Tips for generating ideas and defining your research topic
Select a TopicIdentify Keywords

Step 2. Search Strategies - Find background on your topic. Learn what to do if you are finding too much or too little.
Refine a Topic

Step 3.
Find Credible and Relevant Sources  < Opens new page
Books, Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Scholarly Articles, Primary Sources, Websites, Videos and Images for your WRD projects.

Step 4. Evaluate Information - Is the website you found reliable? How do you know?
Types of Periodicals

Step 5. About Plagiarism - Understand what it is and how NOT to plagiarize
Citation Help | Works Cited Examples


Brainstorming Keywords Worksheet

Use the Brainstorming Keywords Worksheet to help you develop your research topic and to help you answer the questions on the follow-up research exercise.

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