- When is your paper due? Mark the due date for the draft and the final version on your calendar.
- Carefully reread the assignment.Â Make a list of the key terms which help identify what you need to do.
Make copies of the source material.Â Take notes (Use a 3×5 card for each source and/or keep computer records.) on each source.Â Cards are good to help you sort out the placement of the material in your paper. Include all key information, such as: author/s’ names, title of journal/ book, title of article/ chapter, page numbers, date of article, Web address, database you used to find the source,Â key term/s used to find the source,Â pertinent information (
Note whether or not you are quoting or paraphrasing the pertinent information.).
These records can help you find the material again if you lose the original source. You will need the info. for your bibliography/reference page and also show your teacher if she/he requests to see your sources.)
You did it!!