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Research education sessions should be directly tied to your course research assignment and scheduled at point of need, as close as possible to the time when students are just beginning their research.
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.
View this short video below that explains the concept of peer-review for students:
One of the biggest issues with respect to academic conduct is plagiarism. Students should read the University of Michigan - Dearborn's Academic Code of Conduct for an overall view of ethically and honest work on their assignments.
The video below will help explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Additonal plagiarism resources are available on the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) web site.
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