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The guides and exercises on this page can be used in any order and as needed to support you as you research and write papers for your program.
Learn how literature reviews and research papers are organized within your discipline
To start, read the information on literature reviews in the chapter linked below as well as the information provided on the UA Libraries website
Next, select one of the sample literature reviews to analyze.
Finally, print this activity sheet and use it to analyze your selected literature review.
Use these resources and templates as you prepare to write your own research paper:
Learn the basic structures for introducing a research proposal.
To start, read page 67 and review Table 4.2 Various Models for Writing the Introduction to a Research Proposal in Chapter 4 of
Next, review the introductions of these two sample research studies.
Finally, print the activity sheet and use it to analyze the introductions of the two research studies.
Learn how to paraphrase and integrate quotations and the research of others into your own writing.
Paraphrasing / Integrating
To start, read the information on paraphrasing contained in the links below.
Next, print the activity sheet and use it to practice identifying correct paraphrases.
APA in-text citations
These guides will show you how to format your works cited page in APA.
APA Citation Guides
Citation Management Tools
These resources provide your options and guidance on how to present your research.
Use these tips and techniques to check your work and avoid unintentional plagiarism.
Google and Google Scholar
Google can be a simple, free, initial step in plagiarism detection.
To run a quick check, paste a sample of the passage that you are working with into Google’s search box. If there is a match with website content, a link to the source will be provided. To detect plagiarism from scholarly works, enter the samples of passages that you'd like to check into Google Scholar, which links to many scholarly databases. (adapted from BU Center for Teaching and Learning)
The University of Arizona Writing Skills Improvement Program
The Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) was established over 30 years ago in order to help students at the University of Arizona improve their writing skills and achieve academic success. Workshops, writing groups, tutoring and editing services are available through this program.