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CW102: College Writing & Research

The Research Process

Choose a Topic

Browse a range of topics and gather background information before you choose.

Find Articles

The Research Process Overview

Use the Internet

The internet is vast - use the CRAAP test to separate good information from bad.

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

Avoid Plagiarism

 "The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due."  Purdue Online Writing Lab

Tip: gather citation information as you go so you don't have to hunt for it later.