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346 You Know This You have done your own research. • You go online to learn more about an issue or product that interests you. • You go online to research a health question or problem. 21 Writing the Research Essay Using Outside Sources This chapter will guide you through the process of writing a research essay. Throughout the chapter, we show how one student, Messelina Her- nandez, worked through key steps in the process. Messelina’s completed research essay on mandatory school uniforms appears on pages 376–79. Visit bedfordstmartins .com/researchroom for complete resources to help you write and document a research paper. Tammy S. Sugar- man, a librarian at Georgia State Univer- sity, provided many useful suggestions for this chapter. STEPS TO WRITING A GOOD RESEARCH ESSAY 1. Make a schedule. 2. Choose a topic. 3. Find sources. 4. Evaluate sources. 5. Avoid plagiarism by taking careful notes. 6. Write a thesis statement. 7. Make an outline. 8. Write your essay. 9. Cite and document your sources. 10. Revise and edit your essay. ¡
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WRITING ESSAYS Chapter 21 • Writing the Research Essay 347 SAMPLE RESEARCH ESSAY SCHEDULE Assignment: (Write out what your instructor has assigned.) Length: Draft due date: Final due date: My general topic: My narrowed topic: STEP DO BY Choose a topic. Find and evaluate sources. Take notes, keeping publication information for each source. Write a working thesis statement by answering a research question. Review all notes; choose the best support for your working thesis. Make an outline that includes your thesis and support. Write a draft, including a title. Review the draft; get feedback; add more support if needed. Revise the draft. Prepare a list of Works Cited using correct documentation form. Edit the revised draft. Submit the ± nal copy. Make a Schedule After you receive your assignment, make a schedule that divides your re- search assignment into small, manageable tasks. There is no way that you can do every step the day (or even a few days) before the assignment is due, so give yourself a reasonable amount of time. You can use the following schedule as a model for making your own: ¡
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WRITING ESSAYS 348 Part Three • Special College Writing Projects Choose a Topic Your instructor may assign a topic, or you might be expected to think of your own. If you are free to choose your own topic, F nd a subject that you are personally interested in or curious about. If you need help, try asking yourself some of the following questions: 1. What is going on in my own life that I want to know more about? 2. What have I heard about lately that I’d like to know more about? 3. What am I interested in doing in the future, either personally or professionally, that I could investigate? 4. What famous person — living or deceased — most interests me?
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course COM 156 taught by Professor Hampton during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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