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Unformatted text preview: A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation Prepared by the Humanities Department as part of The Guide to Grammar and Writing and the Arthur C. Banks Jr. Library Capital Community College Hartford, Connecticut An Introduction to Research Techniques A research paper presents the results of your investigations on a selected topic. Based on your own thoughts and the facts and ideas you have gathered from a variety of sources, a research paper is a creation that is uniquely yours. The experience of gathering, interpreting, and documenting information, developing and organizing ideas and conclusions, and communicating them clearly will prove to be an important and satisfying part of your education. Revisions to this Guide were made in May 2004 to reflect recommendations in the MLA Handbook's sixth edition (2003) and on the MLA's own Web pages. There are many approaches to research — an essential part of every business and profession — and many...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ENGLISH RE CMP1 taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '00 term at UNF.
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