Appendix B: Writing & Research Skills

Appendix B offers you some additional assistance with reading sources, integrating evidence, and paragraph development.

In “Troubleshooting: Body Paragraph Development,” John Lanning and Sarah M. Lacy give directions for how to better develop body paragraphs.

Reading Popular Sources,” by Melanie Gagich and Emilie Zickel, discusses types of popular sources and how to read and evaluate them.

Svetlana Zhuravlova, in “Additional Synthesis Examples,” provides tips on how to synthesize.

Melanie Gagich and Emilie Zickel discuss reading and evaluating tips for scholarly sources in “Reading Academic Sources.”

In “Signal Phrases,” John Lanning and Amanda Lloyd, explain signal phrases in detail and offer examples.

Robin Jeffrey shares tips on when to summarize and when to paraphrase, as well as rules for each, in “Paraphrasing and Summarizing.”

Melanie Gagich, in “Quoting,” provides examples and tips for properly quoting material.

In Appendix B: Writing and Research Skills,  targeted objectives are Composing Processes, Reading, and Information Literacy. Chapters 55, 57, 59, 60, and 61 all address the mechanics of integrating research and writing development at the sentence and paragraph level (Composing Processes). And, in Chapters 56 and 58—both of which target source evaluations, readers will learn about the nuances of cultivating writing and research skills for first-year writing (Reading and Information Literacy).


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