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This module covers the basics of using information and presenting it to others.
Presenting Research and Data
This video focuses on strategies for writing a strong paper that brings together ideas from multiple sources, including identifying main ideas, and paraphrasing and summarizing techniques.
Tutorial: Synthesizing Information for Academic Writing
This tutorial defines and explores information synthesis, including strategies for bringing together ideas and facts from multiple different sources at various stages in the research process, including background research and note taking, annotated bibliographies, and outlines. It also reviews different examples of final products of synthesis, such as literature reviews, persuasive essays, and research papers.
Quiz: Synthesizing Information for Academic Writing
Tutorial: Annotated Bibliography
You will become familiar with annotated bibliographies and the role annotations play in research and scholarship. Use this tutorial to help you identify the purpose, structure, and content of annotated bibliographies and create your own annotations.
Video: Anatomy of a Research Paper
This vdeo provides you with an overview of the basic structure of a research paper.
Quiz: Anatomy of a Research Paper
Video: Writing Help
Use this video to help you craft clear and effective written assignments. You will review the value of sentence variety and the importance of proofreading your work.
Tutorial: Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Summarizing
This tutorial provides you with an overview of paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing depending on the goal of your writing, plus how to accurately represent their sources.
Tutorial: Digital Privacy
This tutorial will introduce you to the idea of digital privacy and your responsibilitie as an information users. You will analyze how you engage with online tools and services and consider ways to protect your personal information, plus the limits of what individuals can do to protect their privacy.
Video: Academic Writing
This video will encourage you to think about your role as an academic writer. You will also learn about the importance of background research and considering mutliple perspectives when joining the scholarly conversation.
Video: Preparing for a Presentation
In this video, you will learn how to identify presentation skills in everyday experiences, examine questions to ask before preparing presentation content, and review strategies for structuring an effective presentation.
Quiz: Writing and Communication
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