Research Skills Course Outline

Research Skills

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Why Are Research Skills Important?

Session Three: Basic Skills

Reading and Note-Taking Techniques

PARSE in Action

Improving Your Recall

Session Four: Planning Your Research Strategy

Laying the Groundwork

Getting Focused

Writing a Draft Outline

Session Five: Where to Look and What to Look For

Session Six: Finding Information the Old-Fashioned Way

Useful Resources

Understanding the Dewey Decimal System

Session Seven: Researching with the Internet

Finding the Good Stuff

Mind Mapping

Session Eight: Getting Ready to Write

Session Nine: Putting Pen to Paper

Writing Basics

Documenting Your Sources

Putting it Into Practice

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

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