Email Nadine at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a research skills session for your course. Nadine will work with you to create a research skills session teaching students the research skills and resources they need to be successful on your research assignments. Nadine will also develop customized, online research guides for these sessions.
The research skills education program follows evidence-based best practices to maximize student motivation and learning:
Nadine's research skills sessions take a hands-on learning approach, based on how skills acquisition research indicates people learn and master new skills, and generally follow this structure:
For faculty wanting a more integrated approach to research education, you can work with Nadine to have her embedded in your face-to-face class and/or your Canvas Course Site. Email Nadine at email@example.com for more information.
Nadine will design research skills sessions around the specific skills students need to be successful on your research assignments, for example:
Some of the benefits of research skills education:
This CRAAP Test checklist guides students through asking questions about their sources when they're deciding whether or not to use them for research assignments.
The research process for university assignments is a lot messier than students think. This video will help students navigate their way through the twists and turns of the research process.
This video explains peer-review to students:
UM-Dearborn Tutorial on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: This tutorial is intended to teach students about plagiarism and the academic policies of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Successful completion will be certification that students understand the nature of plagiarism and the policies of the University regarding plagiarism.
This video gives tips on avoiding plagiarism
Here are some research paper writing tips and a general recommended format to help guide student writing that you can tailor to the requirements of your assigned research papers.
Research Paper Format
Research papers should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion:
1. Introduction: summarizes what you will write and puts it into context
2. Body: presents the main points of the paper, with each paragraph representing one aspect of the paper's main focus. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, evidence, analysis, and a transition sentence:
3. Conclusion: summarizes what you wrote and what you learned