Research is an opportunity for discovery and growth. Immediate results apply to the course for which the work is done. Long-range and more valuable results involve developing the skills needed for life-long learning. In cultivating your research skills don't be afraid to ask for help. Start with your instructor and also consult sources like the ones listed here.
Research and Writing
The Research Process (Albany)
Procedure for writing a term paper (Virginia Tech)
Writing a Research Paper (Purdue)
- Sweetland Writing Center (Michigan) - The LSA writing center offers a variety of services to students on request or referral.
University Library (Michigan) - The U-M Library offers assistance to students doing research. It also gives instruction in research methods, strategies, and use of the digital library. Request a session, take a class, or use the online research guides.
Academic Work Habits
Doing research in the digital environment depends on some of the work habits you use in the paper-based world. Here are some resources to help you strengthen the "good" habits and avoid the "bad" ones.
Study Skills Self-help Information (Virginia Tech)
- Study Guides and Strategies (St. Thomas)- A huge collection of sources on various aspects of academic work made extra valuable by being translated into more than a dozen languages.
- ACE at UIC
Includes concise, practical advice in handling some of the most common challenges in student work.