- Require students to do more than just insert a quotation or go
into another’s bibliography and reference sources. Demonstrate how to
do an abstract, a paraphrase, and a summary.
- Break assignments down into easily identifiable components that address the research process consecutively. Research questions and research logs are the building blocks of good research.
- Teach students to write a literature review.
A literature review is central to generating conclusions, original
findings, critical insights, and creative products. Emphasize
collecting contextual information across disciplines .
- For a user-friendly guide to teaching research questions and logs as well as literature reviews, see Resources for Researchers .