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Certificate In Research Skills

£179.00 £10.95

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.

In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, you’ll learn how to find information using the library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.
In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, you’ll learn how to find information using the library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

What’s Included?

Wiki_tick  Unlimited  lifetime access
Wiki_tick  Access anywhere, any time
Wiki_tick  Fast effective training, written and designed by industry experts
Wiki_tick  Track your progress with our Learning Management System
Wiki_tick  Unlimited support
Wiki_tick  Save money, time and travel costs
Wiki_tick  Learn at your own pace and leisure
Wiki_tick  Easier to retain knowledge and revise topics than traditional methods
Wiki_tick  Exam preparation quizzes, tests and mock exams to ensure that you are 100% ready

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Modules

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Why Are Research Skills Important?

The Importance of Good Research Skills
Additional skills

Session 3: Basic Skills

Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
GO-PARSE: Get Organized
GO-PARSE: Preview
GO-PARSE: Ask
GO-PARSE: Read
GO-PARSE: Summarize
Common Shorthand Symbols
More Summarizing Tips
Go-PARSE: Evaluate
PARSE in Action
Improving Your Recall
Attitude is Everything
Use All Your Senses
Sing It, Say It, Rhyme It
Organize and Pattern
Remember the 7±2 Rule
The Ladder of Abstraction

Session 4: Planning Your Research Strategy

A Research Model
Identifying a Focal Point
Your One-Minute Pitch
Getting Focused
Writing a Draft Outline

Session 5: Where to Look and What to Look For

Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Analyzing Sources
Using Others’ Bibliographies

Session 6: Finding Information the Old-Fashioned Way

Useful Resources: Reference Sources
Useful Resources: Journals and Trade Publications
Useful Resources: Your Network
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The First Summary
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Second Summary
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Third Summary

Session 7: Researching with the Internet

Finding the Good Stuff: Our Favorite Sites
About Wikipedia
Mind Mapping

Session 8: Getting Ready to Write

Writing a Draft Outline
Organizing Your Notes

Session 9: Putting Pen to Paper

Writing Basics
The Four C’s
Checklist for Revising
Checklist for Revising: Check the Length
Checklist for Revising: Check the Organizational Structure
Checklist for Revising: Check the Style
Checklist for Revising: Check the Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
Don’t Plagiarize!
Documentation Styles
Citing Sources
Entry Components
Putting it Into Practice

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)