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Research and Writing: How Do I Start and Where Do I Go?

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OR, WHY IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO EVALUATE WEB SOURCES - From New Mexico State University, an older, but still good site on the dangers of grabbing the first good looking website you find. Through a series of 3 comparison websites and evaluation criteria, you learn what makes a good and trustworthy website. [Beck, Susan. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. 1997. http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html]


RESEARCH: OVERVIEW - One of the best online writing labs, the OWL at Purdue, provides an overview of the basics of research. (Link and material used with permission of the OWL at Purdue University]


THE OWL AT PURDUE - The OWL at Purdue homepage. There are so many different potentially helpful links on this page, I'll leave it up to you. Open the choices to the right using the "+" and "-" keys. Scan for a topic that discusses the process you are having trouble with - a thesis statement, for example. By clicking the "+" next to "The Wrting Process", I can now see and follow the link on thesis statements for more information and examples. (Link and material used with permission of the OWL at Purdue University]


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