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ENG 101P - Ellison: Research Process

 The Research Process

Have ever had a research paper due and had no idea where to start or what to do ... or even how to find help? If so, this checklist is for you!

Think about research as 3 phases: Plan, research, implement. 

If you will simply follow the below steps, you will be well on your way to becoming an expert researcher! 

01. Choose your topic.

02. Get a better understanding of your topic.

03. Understand the assignment requirements.

04. Search for scholarly and relevant source materials.

Search Summon for articles, books, & more



05. Evaluate the credibility of each source (internet, peer-reviewed article from Summon, other item from Summon).

06. Read and summarize the information in your chosen sources.

07. Evaluate why that source would be useful to your endeavors or not.