Evaluating a Source’s Credibility

Once you’ve completed brainstorming and determining the purpose of your research paper, it’s time to find sources to help back up your thesis. Locating credible, trustworthy sources is an incredibly important part of the research process. Researchers and scholars find, analyze, and use credible sources to demonstrate their ability to piece together a reliable research paper that provides evidence to support their claims. As you […]

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Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid it

When a teacher or professor assigns a research paper, they are expecting an original, well-researched written piece to be handed in. What they’re not expecting is a research paper that is riddled with information that was “stolen” from other sources. This act of “stealing” someone else’s work and including it in your own project, without providing credit or acknowledging the original author or work, is […]

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