English 102

Content Notes

Always take notes as you research. As soon as you start looking beyond the titles of the things you find (articles, websites, books, etc.)—in other words, as soon as you start skimming—you should start keeping a record of the information that you find.

Another way to say this is:

Record any information from your sources that you might use in your paper.

Types of things you might record include:

Keep in mind these issues in how you record the information:

Following these tips will help you avoid accidental plagiarism (using another’s words without properly giving credit).