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Info Sheets

In order to aid students in their writing efforts, Infosheets were devised. These sheets will help students to plan, organize and write better papers.

Infosheet 1 - Organizing Your Paper

Here’s a brief look at the work each part of your paper needs to do.

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Infosheet 2 - Planning your introduction

Every writing assignment needs an introductory paragraph. Here are some pointers for planning your introduction.

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Infosheet 3 - Planning the Body of your Paper

The body of your paper is where you organize your information and ideas into a coherent argument.

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Infosheet 4-Planning your Conclusion

Here’s a brief look at what a good conclusion does.

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Infosheet 5-Some key terms for writing papers.

Here are brief explanations of some key terms.

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Infosheet 6 -Developing Thesis Statement

Here are the basics of what a thesis is and how you develop a thesis statement

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Infosheet 7 - Organizing a Data-driven Research Paper

Here are the basics of organizing a data-driven research paper.

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Infosheet 8 - Data-driven Research Papers: The Introduction

The goal of the introduction is to explain your study. Introduce the research question and summarize and cite the research done to date.

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Infosheet 9 - Data-driven Research Papers: Research Design and Methods

This section explains how you will do the research you propose.

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Infosheet 10 - Data-driven Research Papers: Reporting Your Findings

In this part of the paper (also called the results section) you provide the reader with the analysis of the collected data.

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Infosheet 11 - Data-driven Research Papers: Writing Your Discussion

Here are a few steps that will help you write an effective Discussion.

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Infosheet 12 - Arguing Your Thesis

Here are some pointers to help you argue your thesis.

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Infosheet 13 - Making Claims

A claim is a statement of something as a fact or an assertion of something as true. You need to make claims in order to argue your thesis in a research paper.

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Infosheet 14 - Using Evidence

Evidence is the published data or expert opinion that you cite to support the claims you make in a research paper.

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Infosheet 15 - Types of Sources

Sources are where you get the evidence (published data or expert opinion) to support the claims you make in your research paper or other writing assignment.

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Infosheet 16 - Citing Sources

Citing sources means giving the reader information about where your evidence comes from.

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Infosheet 17 - Ways to Use Sources or Incorporate Evidence

Once you have located a source, how do you incorporate the evidence from that source into your argument?

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Infosheet 18 - Quoting Evidence from Sources

Quoting is one of the ways you can incorporate evidence from a source into your research paper or other writing assignment.

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Infosheet 19 - Paraphrasing Evidence from Sources

Paraphrasing is one of the ways you can incorporate evidence from a source into your research paper or other writing assignment.

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Infosheet 20 - Summarizing Evidence from Sources

To summarize means to state the main ideas of a passage briefly in your own words.

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