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About Us

The Lake Effect Research Challenge was created by:

James T. Nichols, Emily Hart, Karen Shockey, and Shannon Pritting.  If you have questions about the Challenge, please contact us at infolit@oswego.edu.

The Lake Effect Research Challenge was the July 2009 PRIMO Site of the Month.

 

Welcome to the Lake Effect Research Challenge

How to get started:

The Challenge can be used in 2 ways, pick the best option for you.

Option 1 - To Get Help With my Research

Look at the different sections on the left. Choose which one you want to learn about.

Option 2 - For a Class

If you're doing this Challenge for a class:

  • Start with Section 1 “Picking and Exploring a Topic.”
  • Be sure to complete all 6 sections.
  • Get a head start by using a research topic from one of your classes.
  • There are worksheets for Sections 1 through 5; If you are completing the entire Challenge, make sure to complete all five.

The Lake Effect Research Challenge will help you to:

  • Become an efficient and effective researcher
  • Create and refine a thesis statement
  • Find a variety of reliable sources for research
  • Better use libraries and the Internet for research and learning
  • Participate in the research of your major and career
 

Enrichment

Throughout the Challenge, you'll see Boxes Labeled "Enrichment."  The Enrichment content will help you learn more about how to get a good grade.

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