In this age of information overload, it can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. If you’re doing research for an important project, report, or proposal, how do you find information that you can count on?
This one-day research skills workshop will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools. We will start with basic techniques, such as reading, memory recall, note-taking, and planning. We will also talk about creating different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to actual writing, editing, and polishing. Most importantly, we will talk about how to use all kinds of sources, including a library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.
After you complete this research skills course, you’ll be ready to find reliable information on any topic, and turn that information into a compelling, accurate piece of writing.
After you complete this Research Skills course, you will be able to:
- Identify the benefits of proper research and documentation
- Read for maximum information retention and recall
- Take effective notes
- Plan a research strategy
- Identify and use various types of research sources
- Create preliminary and final outlines
- Know how to use style guides and be able to identify the most common styles
- Document and attribute your work to ensure you don’t plagiarize