English Language Center Orientation - Peabody Library: Write Paper

Explore all the library has to offer using this guide for English Language Center students who are part of Peabody College.

Using Your Sources

Once you have gathered the most relevant scholarly sources, it is time to incorporate them into your project or paper and start writing. Remember to give credit for ideas, thoughts, and words that are not your own by using citations. If you are not sure where to use the information you have from your resources, refer back to the B.E.A.M. method to think about how they fit into your outline. Below are some additional resources at Vanderbilt on incorporating sources into your writing.

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Concentrate on the material you are gathering.

From everything's an argument, p. 143:

"Any academic argument is only as good as the material it presents in its support, so you need to be careful as you search for evidence. 

"With each major piece of evidence... take the time to summarize the main points, to analyze how those points are made, to evaluate their effectiveness, to synthesize the results of your analysis and evaluation, and to articulate what you think about this article. 

"In this way, you are testing each piece of evidence and deciding which to keep -- and which to throw out."

Incorporating Sources in Your Writing

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Incorporating Sources in Your Writing

The Writing Studio provides many handouts, including several on "Incorporating Sources" which may prove helpful when you need to use scholarly articles and other sources for your writing assignments.

Below are a few of the handouts provided that are relevant to library research.

You can also schedule an appointment with a Writing Studio consultant. The registration page includes information about what to expect during the session.

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