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College Success Guide, 2nd Edition by Patricia Weiss, Dr. Karin Blackett

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CHAPTER 7Basic Research Skills

“By seeking and blundering we learn.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At the university level, you will have to write research papers and complete projects during your academic career. You need to be able to find information from a variety of sources, sort through and organize that information, form opinions about it, and write research papers at the university and college level without plagiarizing (using someone else’s information, passing it off as your own, and not giving credit to the source where you found that information). When you learn how to do research, writing research papers becomes second nature.

Reading this chapter isn’t going to make you a research genius, but it will guide you and give you information ...

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