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Managing your Time
Need help planning for that big research paper or project? Not sure how to stay on track with your research?
This tool can help organize all of the steps along the way by calculating deadlines for the different parts of the research process. Simply enter the date that your assignment is due, to get started!
Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts by
Call Number: LB1576 .H234 2010eb (ebook)
Publication Date: 2011
The third edition of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts (sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English) provides an overview on the teaching of the English language arts and examines research in the field. Look for tabs for contents, headings and people. Reference lists identify prominent research.
Developing your Research Topic
- Start with a topic that interests you.
- Get Background Information
- Note keywords, names, places, organizations
- Develop your research question
- Is your research question too broad or narrow (some preliminary searching/reading will help you determine this)
- Develop a thesis statement
Topic keywords: Charter schools
Your Research Question/Interest might be: Do students learn better in charter schools?
Thesis Statement: Students in urban charter schools have better test scores than students in urban public schools.
How to Write a Thesis Statement
Developing a Strong Thesis Statement (Purdue Owl)
A helpful discussion from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.
A discussion of thesis statements from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Keywords: A Quick Guide
Sometimes finding the right articles and resources for your class projects isn't as easy as it should be. The problem might be with the keywords you're using! Check out this quick introduction to finding the right search terms for your research!