Use this guide for help in creating a Research Plan for your research proposal, for identifying Recommended Resources for Prof. Graciano's assignments, and for Citation help.
Importance of Time Management and Planning!
We cannot work miracles! Familiarize yourself with the assignment requirements and schedule!
Conduct background research using specific, recommended LIBRARY DATABASES to determine the major issues, the names or organizations involved, and VOCABULARY around your subject!
Be Efficient - Go to the Experts!
Focus on the requirements of your professor. Use the TYPE OF SOURCES your professor asks for!
Are you supposed to use Research Articles, Books, Magazines, Videos (LIBRARY SOURCES)? Can you use the Web?
Also, Find the BEST AUTHORITIES for your area of research.
Yes, INFORMATION can be found on the web; finding the RIGHT EXPERTISE for your topic area is more complex and time consuming.
Who would be an expert for the question of "assistive reproductive technology"? __________________________
Who might be an expert on the topic of "texting while driving"? _____________________________
Whom would you consult about "DACA"? ____________________________________
Use professional Vocabulary and Apply a Lens:
Vocabulary/Related terms or issues
NOTE: Also, try to nod at a VARIETY OF VIEWPOINTS. Go outside your comfort zone and acknowledge/respond to any arguments made on the other side.
Collect research and facts that you will be using to support your paper:
Let's get started finding sources!