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New College Writing Program Library Guide


Welcome to the New College Research and Writing Course Guide.

The tabs identified in the home page were chosen to help you use and search for library resources related to your Research and Writing Projects. As the figure below indicates, the Research and Reflection process is an intricate and recursive act. The information in this guide provides valuable insights for each part of that process, and we encourage you to return to this page throughout the course of your own research and writing.

Research and Reflection Process

Don't Wait; Start Now!

Knowing when the final draft of your research project is due plays an integral part in creating a sucessful project. Some instructors may ask you to submit your final project only, while others may ask you to submit portions of your project at different times. To that end, the sooner you start researching, the better. We won't say exactly how much time it will take to develop a successful research project, but we will say that it usually takes more time than folks think!

Know the Details

Research based projects will vary; therefore, it is important that you know the expectations and needs for each of the following areas:

  • Topic, Audience, Purpose
  • Due Date(s)
  • Assignment Requirements

Genre: What are you making?

Your final project is not limited to a "written" text. Take note of different formats, as well as what is needed to construct them. Possible formats include:

  • Video
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Web page
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Letter Writing Campaign
  • A formal essay

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