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Lecture 13

ENGL 153 Lecture 13: How to Write a Research Paper
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Spring 2017

Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 153
Professor
Lisa Grekul
Lecture
13

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1)
Learn to love your topic
Fake enthusiasm, respect and appreciate the topic
Select & FOLLOW a topic & brainstorm
Rough outline of what you will write about
Generate a (hypo)thesis
2)
List of quotes that support/ are relevant to hypothesis
3)
Written & published by other scholars
4)
Collect evidence from "secondary Sources" (research)
A thesis is not set in stone
Make sure evidence supports it
Strong argument
5)
If necessary, tweak your hypo(thesis) - until you have a thesis!
Quote, evidence, support
Bare bones of the essay
Map for writing essay
6)
Make an outline
Fill in the blanks of the outline
Jazz it up
NO ONE produces a perfect first draft
7)
Write a draft
Let the draft sit for a couple days, reread with fresh eyes
Read out loud
Let other people read it
8)
Edit, proofread, rewrite, revise
Research Essay Writing: Steps
Articles, books, films…
Search.library.ubc.ca
UBC Library website
It has been reviewed by 2-3 people
Rigorous editing process
Essays in peer-reviewed academic journals
Chapters from edited books (published by University Presses)
Material from monographs (published by University Presses)
"Good" sources are
Haven't been formerly published and reviewed
Dissertations/theses (not ideal, but acceptable)
Blogs
Discussion groups
Spark Notes
Cliffs Notes
Shmoop
NOTE: if you do quote or paraphrase from them, you MUST have a proper
citation. (AVOID THIS)
What to Avoid?
Finding Secondary Sources
L13 - Research Paper
February 22, 2017
9:26 AM
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find more resources at oneclass.com L13 - Research Paper February 22, 2017 9:26 AM Research Essay Writing: Steps 1) Select & FOLLOW a topic & brainstorm ○ Learn to love your topic ○ Fake enthusiasm, respect and appreciate the topic 2) Generate a (hypo)thesis ○ Rough outline of what you will write about 3) Collect evidence from "primary Source" (the novel) ○ List of quotes that support/ are relevant to hypothesis 4) Collect evidence from "secondary Sources" (research) ○ Written & published by other scholars 5) If necessary, tweak your hypo(thesis) - until you have a thesis! ○ A thesis is not set in stone ○ Make sure evidence supports it ○ Strong argument 6) Make an outline ○ Bare bones of the essay  Quote, evidence, support ○ Map for writing essay 7) Write a draft ○ Fill in the blanks of the outline ○ Jazz it up ○ NO ONE produces a perfect first draft 8) Edit, proofread,rewrite, revise ○ Let the draft sit for a couple days, reread with fresh eyes ○ Read out loud ○ Let other people read it Finding Secondary Sources • UBC Library website ○ Arti▯les, ▯ooks, fil▯s… ○ Search.library.ubc.ca • "Good" sources are ○ Essays in peer-reviewed academic journals  It has been reviewed by 2-3 people  Rigorous editing process ○ Chapters from edited books (published by University Presses) ○ Material from monographs (published by University Presses) • Dissertations/theses(not ideal, but acceptable) ○ Haven't been formerly published and reviewed • What to Avoid? ○ Blogs ○ Discussion groups ○ Spark Notes ○ Cliffs Notes ○ Shmoop
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