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How to write a research paper:
Step 2: Searching the literature
The next step is gathering information. It helps to choose specific key words that directly relate to your topic.  These are the words you will use to search for in Google Scholar or whichever search engine/database you plan to use.  The IIT library website provides access to numerous databases in various subjects.  If you are unsure about which database is right for your research question, talk to your professor/instructor, a librarian, or one of the tutors at the ARC (they may have prior experience).  Choose keywords directly from your research question. Many search engines allow you to search multiple words at once. For instance, if my question was, what is the difference between depressive symptoms in Eastern versus Western cultures?, I may choose to enter, "depression," and "Eastern culture." Entering "depression" by itself would provide too many results.  Specificity is key; however, bein…

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It was suggested that I write do series on how to write a research paper.  I will add a new step each week.
Step 1: Choosing a Topic
You cannot begin to write a research paper without a topic.  Choosing a topic may seem like a simple task, but it is sometimes a complicated process.  As undergraduates, you are typically assigned to write a review of the research in a particular area, such as psychological disorders or genetic diseases.  Pick something that interests you!  For some, writing papers is a tedious task.  Picking an enjoyable topic rather than choosing an easy topic, such as one in which you know a lot of information exists (e.g. a topic the media covers regularly) may make the process more interesting.  
When you have no idea what topic to choose, talk to your professor/instructor or flip through your book to get an idea.  Once you have chosen a general area as your focus (it could be as general as "depression" or "Huntington's disease"), perform a Goog…

MS 201 Exam Review at WH-119 & Live stream

MS201 Exam Review by Mike L. at WH-119. Attend in-person or live stream at: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/c9a7e9ec/16287797

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Exam review sheet for MS 201: https://docs.google.com/open?id=1cTZnwpL_iD64pSXNkUES1ozCduc4ORZvpnVEW9U-K7zuszgz4mVsjzI0VL3r