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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:17 PM

Post by Malayna Canfield on July 9, 2013

This video is listed as being over 30 minutes in length, but it cuts off around the 10 minute mark. Is there any way to view the entire lesson? I'm helping my Dad with a research paper currently!

How to Write a Great Research Paper

  • Adding your research to your brainstorming
  • Narrow down your thesis
  • Skimming library books
  • Find Academic Journals
  • Popular magazine
  • Skimming Google searches
  • Finding blogs and other sources for your thesis

How to Write a Great Research Paper

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Previous Steps to a Thesis 0:48
  • More Complex Thesis 1:11
  • Picking a Topic 1:56
    • Pick an Area of Interest That You Care About & Know About
    • Narrow a Topic Down
    • Narrowing Down the Topic
    • Narrowing Down the Topic: Example 2
    • Narrowing Down the Topic: Example 3
  • Finding Information: Target 7:37
    • Example
  • Finding Information: The Search 11:57
    • Skimming
  • Finding Information: Library Books 12:49
    • Don't Read All the Books, Look at Table of Contents
  • Finding Information: Magazines 15:23
    • Magazines About 'Theater'
    • Magazines About Writers
  • Finding Information: Academic Journals 17:04
    • Narrow Focus
    • Have Arguments You Have Not Thought Of
    • Examples
    • Use Specialized Search Engines Available Only at Libraries
  • Finding Information: Encyclopedias 20:12
  • Finding Information: Google Search 21:36
    • The Google Search
    • Example
  • Finding Information: Wikipedia 22:49
    • External Links
  • Finding Information: Blogs 24:14
  • Finding Information: Online Magazines 24:51
  • Information to Thesis 25:40
    • Questions to Help Narrow Down Thesis
    • Form Your Thesis
    • Make a Tentative Outline
    • Example of a Tentative Outline
  • What Do You Do With Your Sources 30:17