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Prepare for the research- Define the topic; Brainstorm keywords that describe your topic
Locate appropriate sources- Search UWILINC & the Internet to identify and select sources
Locate information within the sources- Read, evaluate and make notes from sources selected; Note bibliographic details required to prepare proper and complete citations for sources used
Organize the information- Answer the questions which your topic generated
Transfer of learning; Put it all together- Write the first draft of your paper and correctly cite sources
Evaluate the task, strategies- Consider whether your prepared answer is complete and cohesive; Have others look at your paper; Revise and improve based on critique received