It is very easy to jump right into writing your paper, but librarians recommend that you take just a minute or two to organize your thoughts. This way, you will know exactly what you need, and you'll have a pretty good idea of how to do it. By following the outline below, you will feel more prepared during the research process, and subsequently, feel more confident during the writing process.
Reading a scholarly journal article can be a very daunting experience, especially since our first instinct is to start at the beginning and read to the end. But there is a much more prudent system for reading scholarly articles and using them in your research. The PowerPoint below will show you a more efficient way to engage with scholarly journal articles.