Research motivates most of our writing, whether formally or informally. It is not, however, a natural skill. Though many of us may navigate the Internet with ease, the type of research necessary for college writing requires skilled practice and obeys certain rules. Here, we’ll see an overview of these rules and procedures and review the correct way to incorporate others’ thoughts in our own work.
Within your own campus community, and with each new class, you may find different standards and expectations for research will apply. This book cannot cover every example; however, it should give you a basis from which to build. As you encounter more demanding research requirements, never hesitate to reach out to the real research experts on your campus: your college librarians!