This chapter contains the following sections:
- PART A:Improving an Essay with Research
- PART B:Finding and Evaluating Outside Sources: Library and Internet
- PART C:Adding Sources to Your Essay and Documenting Them
You will have opportunities in college to prepare formal research papers with
many outside sources. However, you should not limit your definition of
to just such assignments. Whenever you have a question and seek an answer
from a source outside yourself, you are doing research. Most of us research
every day, whether or not we call it that-when we gather facts and opinions
about the cheapest local restaurant, the college with the best fire science program,
the safest new cars, or various medical conditions. In this chapter, you will learn
skills valuable both in college and at work: how to improve your writing with interesting
information from outside sources.
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