How To Do Research
Learn Eight Skills for Finding and Using Evidence
Do you need to do research to write an essay or report with supporting evidence?
If yes, you have come to the right place.
You will learn how to:
- use evidence consistently
- define your main ideas
- develop your ideas logically
- use the right number of appropriate sources
- be critical in your use of sources
- make clear connections between your writing and the sources you use.
In this mini-course, you are going to learn eight key skills for gathering and using evidence.
It will turn a lousy paper or report into an OUTSTANDING one—that accomplishes its objective.
And you'll do it through snappy, informative videos—that get to the point fast.
There are accompanying transcripts, a helpful quiz, a useful self-assessment, and a writing activity.
This course is for you, if you want to:
- Improve your researching skills.
- Learn the essentials of using evidence quickly.
- Work at your own pace.
- Use an online learning tool.
Frank Bonkowski is an educational writer, English language teacher, and e-learning specialist, passionate about learning and teaching. As a lover of writing, Frank has a twofold mission: to teach English learners to write better and to train language teachers in teaching effective academic writing. He was a teacher trainer at several universities, including McGill, Concordia, and TELUQ, a center of distance education.
Frank has contributed to nine English-language textbook projects, including the Take series, the biggest success in Canadian textbook publishing history. He is founder of two websites for teaching writing: English School Courses and Business English HQ. He has published several online writing courses, including Introduction to Academic Writing for learners and Teaching Writing to Intermediate and Advanced English Learners for teachers.
Chris Rush assisted in course production. He has been teaching business English online since 2012. He has taught over 1,000 students from over 100 countries.
For the past two years, in addition to teaching, he has created online courses to help learners improve their English anytime, anywhere.
Start1 Introduction: gather your material (1:59)
Start2 Do research: know how to read with SQ3R (11:04)
Start3 Take notes: 3 note-taking methods (8:24)
Start4 Think critically: take a stance (8:26)
Start5 Paraphrasing: use your own words (5:57)
Start6 Summarizing: keep it short and sweet (4:29)
Start7 Quoting: direct or indirect - your choice (7:55)
Start8 Use tables: explain the facts (4:33)
Start9 Use graphs and charts: make it visually interesting (5:07)
StartActivity: Develop your ideas