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Research Tutorial

Planning Your Research

Doing research requires a lot of time and planning. You should allow yourself plenty of time to do it properly.

You need a clear idea of what you want to do and what information you need to find. Doing the search itself—finding the books, articles, websites, and so forth—may be the fastest part of your research process.

  • You need time to read and understand the information you have found.
  • Your first search rarely turns up everything you need for a good paper.
  • You need time later to RE-search and fill in gaps in your information.

Finally, writing, editing, and rewriting take time. Don't wait until the last minute.

In This Section:
Understanding Your Assignment
Developing Key Terms from Your Topic
Creating Searches

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