research writing

In WRTG 291, you will be required to develop research and writing skills to apply to the formal writing assignments. In this exercise, you will research a topic of your choosing in the UMUC Databases. This exercise will help you to begin to develop sources for both the reflective annotated bibliography in Week 4 and the personal research narrative in Week 6.

Please watch the following video tutorial:

If you need a review of APA citation, please read over: Writing For Success, Chapter 13, APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting.

If you need a refresher on summarizing, please visit: UMUC Guide to Writing and Research: Summarize Your Sources.

The objective of this activity is to help you become familiar with UMUC Databases, searching, keywords, and research.

Please complete the following steps after viewing video tutorial #1:

1. Conduct a keyword search around an idea, or topic, of your choosing.

2. Take notes on your keyword search. (You will use them later in class.)

3. After you’ve searched, please post your keyword and the author and title of the article you found.

4. In addition, please post a short summary of the article. Your summary can be 50-100 words.