Conducting academic research

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Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator and Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In many of your courses at the university level—including College Writing—you will be expected to integrate research into papers, presentations, and other projects. Research is critical in academic writing and speaking because it places your work in a larger conversation. Research can help you expand on your ideas, discover new ones, and strengthen your argument. When you integrate outside sources into your work, you build your credibility by proving that your argument is supported by existing research. This chapter will provide a brief introduction to research and will cover the basics of finding, accessing, and using outside sources to build and support effective arguments.

Additional Information

In M.H. McGuire, S.B. Blevins, & A.M. Johnson (Eds.), Rhetorical approaches to college writing. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil.
Language: English
Date: 2015
academic writing, research, citing sources, finding resources

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