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Research Skills


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Research Skills

Price: $ 59.95+GST

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.

In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, youll learn how to find information using the librarys Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

Table of Contents

1. Course Overview
2. Why Are Research Skills Important?
3. Basic Skills
Reading and Note-Taking
Techniques
PARSE in Action
Improving Your Recall
4. Planning Your Research Strategy
Laying the Groundwork
Getting Focused
Writing a Draft Outline
5. Where to Look and What to Look For
Finding Information the OldFashioned Way
Useful Resources
Understanding the Dewey
Decimal System
6. Researching with the Internet
Finding the Good Stuff
Mind Mapping
7. Getting Ready to Write
8. Putting Pen to Paper
Writing Basics
Documenting Your Sources
Putting it Into Practice
9. Personal Action Plan
10. Recommended Reading List
11. Post-Course Assessment