The success of any academic writing project depends upon an effective use of secondary sources throughout the research and writing process.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write.
A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
On Integrating Source Material into Your Work
Synthesizing. A Synthesis Matrix as a Tool for Analyzing & Synthesizing Prior Research (Academic Coaching & Writing) | Template for Synthesis Matrix (NCSU)
Evaluating & critiquing sources. Example of a source critique (U West Georgia) | Margy's "Mad Libs" blog post | Pat Thompson on explaining and justifying the use of theory via a sentence skeleton
Citations and quotations. Determining what to cite or document (Princeton)| Integrating quotations into your writing (Ashford University) | Ethical use of source material (UNC); also refer to your university's academic integrity policy
Positioning yourself in relation to the conversation. Writing Commons
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