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Research Process: Note taking

5 Elements of Good Notes

Good Notes:

  • Need to be specific
  • Are in phrases
  • Are in your own words
  • Are neat
  • Are organized

Make sure you add your research source to your draft bibliography.

Paraphrasing

Taking Notes and Research Management

The Process

Practice Paraphrasing

  • use your own words or quotation marks around exact quotes
  • write in sentence fragments

Getting Information

  • consult multiple sources (three in addition to encyclopedias)

Keep track of your sources using an online bibliography tool