You have found your sources. You've taken notes and organized your information. You have an idea you want to share. The next step is polishing it up for others to see. You will need to choose the best way to share your new knowledge with your audience. Remember to give credit to the original author of any work—music, video, writing, or even a game.
By the end of the module you will be able to say:
Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #8 below. Then, click next.
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In school, on the job, or when volunteering, make sure you understand what is needed before you begin a project to share your new knowledge. Read some hints on Understanding Writing Assignments and then determine how you will share the information you've gathered with your audience.
Review the Hamburger Technique for using quotes in your writing. Download the graphic organizer to help you document and cite your sources.
Watch the video, The Power of a Great Introduction, to learn how to write a strong introduction for your project.
Focus on your project by creating a thesis statement. Read the guide, How to Write a Thesis Statement.
Read the article, Writing a Conclusion, to learn how to end your project with a strong final impression.
Read the INFOhio Citation Guide to learn more about MLA and APA paper formats. Read through the Purdue OWL resources in this guide.
Explore the Citation Helpers in the INFOhio Resources When you select a book or article, look for a link labeled "Cite," "Citation," or "Citing" and click it to get a rough draft of a citation. Treat all citation helpers as a starting point for a rough draft of a citation.
There are also free citation generators you can use to create drafts of citations. Review the citation generators below and determine which citation generator you will use:
The steps above focus on writing a research paper to share new knowledge but there are lots of ways to do it. You could create a poster, give a speech, make a video, or create a presentation. All of the steps above still apply! Determine additional ways to share your project by investigating presentation tools and resources in GO! Ask, Act, Achieve: How do I present my project?.
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