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Writing a Research Paper
If you choose to write a research paper in lieu of one of my standard multiple choice exams, you will need to read this section carefully to do well with your paper. I require the following:
All papers will be typed, proof-read, spell-checked, and formatted to standard double spaced, 1 inch margins with paragraph indentation, bibliography of sources, and appropriate footnotes or end notes.
I have several links below, compliments of Judy Watry, writing faculty at West Campus
PCC Library. Always start your research with our own library! You can search by author, word, or title. Make sure to look up Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Composers and the New Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. We also have an extensive collection of LPs and CDs to listen to in the library to complement class discussions.
Evaluating Web Sites. A useful tool to use to determine if your internet source has good information and is established as a good learning site.
McGraw-Hill Guide to Electronic Research. A very useful tool to use the internet effectively for research with several links to writing tips and strategies.
Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation page. Good site to see how APA formatted papers look and full of links to appropriate sources of material.
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. Online version. This classic text on how to write is an invaluable resource for the budding scholar. Short, concise, and accurate!