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Library Resources for Writing Center Tutors: Using Sources

Choosing and Evaluating Sources

How do you know if a source is credible and relevant or useful for your assignment? Here are some tips:

Synthesizing Information

Your research paper should be more than a summary of what other people have said about a topic. Combining research from multiple sources and blending in your own insight is called synthesis. Synthesizing information in your writing is a skill that takes practice.

Synthesis Tips

Reading Strategies

Scholarly articles can be intimidating or overwhelming. Here’s some tips to make it easier. 

Reading Strategies for Academic Articles

Writing Strategies