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    Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

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Video Tutorials

Writing Graduate Research Papers

Video 1 of 5: Creating a Project Plan
Learn about how to remake your assignment sheet for clarity, define your personal goals for the paper, and create a final schedule for working on your assignment.

Video 2 of 5: Choosing a Topic
Discover how to distinguish a topic from an argument, find potential topics for your paper, and refine potential topics.

Video 3 of 5: Performing a Literature Review
Understand the purpose of a literature review, start using citation management software, and how to collect, process, and analyze sources.

Video 4 of 5: Developing an Argument
Find unanswered questions, refine questions through an evidentiary review, construct an argument to answer the question, and finally organize the argument into an outline.

Video 5 of 5: Writing and Revising a Paper
Hear about tips for productively and successfully working through the writing, revising, and editing processes.

  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Choosing a Topic
  • Performing a Literature Review
  • Developing an Argument
  • Writing and Revising a Paper

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