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Hum 12 Research Project: Isaac's Section : Home
1) Create a new project in NoodleTools where you can track your citations and take notes.
2) Brainstorm some keywords to use when you search; ie. "Japanese AND aboriginals AND Ainu" or "Yasukuni Shring" AND China.
3) Use Wikipedia or an encyclopedia article as pre-search to help you develop additional keywords and broaden your preliminary understanding of the topic.
3) Search the databases and websites listed below.
Now you have your sources! Use the following writing tips to comprise your paper:
Provide background information or context - You can use facts and statistics to support generalizations. They also help the reader understand why your topic is important.
Explain items or concepts - explain words or ideas the reader may not understand. Use quotes or paraphrase a source. This can help you clarify concepts. However, its important that you explain why you've used a quote. How does it help further your argument?
Support your claims - Back up your arguments with facts and evidence from sources.
Lend authority to your argument -credible opinions help bolster your argument/thesis. But don't rely on them to make the argument for you. One major goal of research is to cultivate your own scholarly voice. He point of research is to cultivate your own scholarly voice. Use your own words and cite authoritative sources to back up your claim.
Anticipate and counter views - it's important to use sources that conflict with your position. Don't ignore them. Use them to provide opposing points of view and then counter them with evidence. using sources that conflict with your position