Research tutorials for writing a research paper
Improve your ability to write better research papers with our collection of interactive tutorials. Built by instructors, each tutorial includes videos, example lessons and quizzes to help you develop the skills to write an effective research paper. Take all the tutorials or select only those you need the most – start, stop, and resume them at your own pace. Explore them today!
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Planning a Paper – Improve your skills with this complimentary tutorial!
FREE! Discovering what interests you and how to share ideas with your readers is a strong beginning for a research paper that will take you beyond your current level of knowledge.Completed quizzes0/10
Understanding the kinds of sources that are available and how to work with them will help you decide where to go for what kinds of information.Completed quizzes0/10
Finding books, articles, and other media in libraries—online and in person—is a basic step in building a research paper.Completed quizzes0/10
Evaluating sources of information to make sure they are credible helps you ensure that you have a solid foundation for the ideas you are putting forth in your researched writing.Completed quizzes0/10
Recognizing that many texts, photos, videos, and sound recordings are the intellectual property of others will allow you to fulfill your ethical and legal obligations to their owners.Completed quizzes0/10
Integrating sources into your own writing smoothly and ethically is the essential skill you need to write quality research papers.Completed quizzes0/10
Sharing a source’s ideas with your audience by paraphrasing them is one of the most common writing tasks you will do in college.Completed quizzes0/10
Summarizing sources accurately gives you the opportunity to keep your readers’ attention focused where you want it.Completed quizzes0/10
Quoting the exact words of a source is a powerful way to support your thesis with other voices that are distinctive and eloquent.Completed quizzes0/10
Citing your sources accurately demonstrates your recognition that your ideas are built on the ideas of others and that they deserve to receive credit for those ideas.Completed quizzes0/10