Module 6 - The Research Process

And How using Purdue OWL, Shmoop, & Other resources can help

Module 6 - Course Content

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Page 1: Introduction - The Research Paper

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Resource: Purdue OWL's Annotated Bibliography Site

This section contains definitions, guidelines, process-writing tips, pre-writing exercises and drafting ideas, sample MLA Annotation , and a link to MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide.

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Resource: A Research Guide for Students - Great Tips!

Click here to access a plethora of information regarding the research process, including: choosing a topic; finding sources; how to write thesis statements, outlines, and first drafts; organizing your notes; revision; and final papers.

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Resource: Works Cited Pages

Click here to navigate through excellent Works Cited page resources, including basic rules and format for citing different sources; grammar/punct. used; formatting quotations; student sample page; student sample paper; etc.

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Resource: BrainPop Video - "Citing Sources"

Resources on this page include: a video, quiz, make-a-map outline; game; FYI; and activities. From this page, you may also access info regarding: Research, Five-Paragraph Essay, Book Reports, and Avoiding Plagiarism.

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Resource: BrainPop Video: "Copyright"

Click Here to access information including: Video, Quiz, Make-a-Map; FYI, Activities.

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Page 2: Research Paper Requirements

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Page 3: Plagiarism

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Resource: Click here to access plagiarism.org's website

Make sure you consult this site throughout your research paper process! Sections include: "Plagiarism 101"; "Citing Sources"; "Ask the Experts"; "Resources"; and "Check for Plagiarism."

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Resource: BrainPop Video: "Plagiarism"

Click here for helpful resources about plagiarism, including: a video, quiz, make-a-map, FYI section, and activities.

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Page 4: Selecting Your Sources

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Resource: Using GAVS Media Center Sources

Click here for help in finding credible and reliable sources using our GAVS Media Center site from our Course Home page - excellent resource, including Galileo.

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Resource: Galileo Password = "infuse"

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Resource: BrainPop Video: "Online Sources"

Click here for resources including: a video, quiz, make-a-map, game, FYI, and activities.

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Page 5: Annotated Bibliography

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Resource: Sample Annotated Bibliography

Click here for a sample Annotated Bibliography Superior source entry.

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Resource: Purdue OWL - Annotated Bibliographies

Click here for specific directions, as well as sample Annotated Bibliography entries.

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Resource: Purdue Owl - Creating Useful Outlines

Click here - Outlining and prewriting are vital in the research paper writing process. Be sure to take your time sifting through all of OWL's invaluable resources, as well as utilizing all of the available exercises provided.

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