Writing Research Notes
Research notes are an important foundation for writing. Reading a text with writing in mind involves synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. Notes should cover most of the following points:
Organizing your research notes will help save you time and energy later during the writing process. Take the time to explore your options and find what works best for you:
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References and Further Reading
Bunn, Michael. “Motivation and Connection: Teaching Reading (and Writing) in the Composition Classroom.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 64, no. 3, 2013, pp. 496-516.
Horning, Alice S. “Reading Across the Curriculum as the Key to Student Success.” Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning and Academic Writing, vol. 4, 2004, n.p.
Procter, Margaret. “Taking Notes from Research Reading.” University of Toronto Writing Advice, University of Toronto, https://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/researching/notes-from-research/. Accessed 1 March 2021.
Specht, Doug. “Reading and Notetaking.” In The Media and Communications Study Skills Student Guide, University of Westminster Press, 2019, pp. 89-100.
Sweeney, Meghan A. and Maureen McBride. “Difficulty Paper (Dis)Connections: Understanding the Threads Students Weave between Their Reading and Writing.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 66, no. 4, 2015, pp. 591-614.