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ENG 102 - Composition II - General Research Guide

Brief guide to learning and writing from sources

The Research Process

Question-Discover-Learn

Question

Pose a question that interests you and others

Discover Sources

Search for and access expert sources that can help you answer your question

Use Sources

Thinking/Creating--Transform what you learn from others into knowledge of your own making

Reading/Understanding--Read, view, interpret, analyze, and critique material from sources to construct your answer to the question

Writing/Sharing--Compose, produce, revise and present your answers and learning to others as a disciplined contribution to knowledge

Integrity and Participation in a community of scholarly practice

Integrity--Treat your field of study, your sources, your own thinking and your audience members fairly and with respect

Participation--Repeat the process with increasing difficulty and diversity of the underlying tasks so that you progress from being an outsider, to joining a community as a novice and finally to becoming a full member of a discipline

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