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The Best Practices of Research

The Best Practices of Research

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Published by Neal Taparia
How to best go about your research
How to best go about your research

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Published by: Neal Taparia on Jun 15, 2010
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Creating a SuccessfulResearch Project
Steps:
1.Generating a Topic2.Key Words3.Narrowing the Topic4.Research5.Note Taking6.Outline7.Plagiarism8.Bibliography
 
Generating a Topic
Selecting a Topic
:
3
Ways to Find a Topic:
1.Teacher will assign you a topic
When given a topic, there should not be an issue indeciding on a topic.
2.Teacher provides a guideline in choosing a topic
 research about.Ex: Ocean; students may choose to write aboutcurrents, sea animals, coral reef, etc.
3.Teacher gives free reign in picking a topic
When teachers give students the freedom to researchabout any topic, it may be difficult to decide. Pick atopic that interests you, or you might be stuck with atopic like
Tax Preparation.
 
Generating a Topic
How to Pick a Topic
:Consider the following checkpoints:
Topic is within guidelines and requirements of the assignment
Topic is not too broad or too narrow
depends on the length of the paper
Topic is relevant to reader, current time and situation
debatable imortant controversial 
Topic is interesting to you
picking an interesting topic will make the research process more funand result in an engaging piece others will want to read
Topic is something you vaguely know about
writing about something you are not familiar with can lead to a uniqueperspective to the topic and lead to discovery of new informationwhich is the point of research
Topic is not common
a simple common topic can lead to plagiarism, the topic shouldinvolve critical thinking on the writer’s part

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