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  • Spring 2016 News

    The Writing Center will close for the Spring Semester on May 6th at 2 pm.  We will not reopen until the beginning of Summer 1 Session on June 6th at 9 am.  Schedule your final Writing Center appointment by visiting the UTA Writing Center Portal!

OWL TIP OF THE WEEK

How do you keep track of your research when you are working with multiple sources?  If you are using 10+ sources for your research paper, it can sometimes feel overwhelming!  There are many methods for organizing research.  Here are a few that we suggest:

1.  Use 3x5 or 4x6 index cards.  Document one source per card.  Write the source's bibliographic information on the top of the card.  Make notes on the remaining space on the card.  Utilize the back and the front.

2. Create an annotated bibliography, but instead of writing in complete sentences, bullet point notes,  important quotes (with the page number!), reactions, or ideas. 

3. Email articles to yourself and print them out, or just print out the webpage or database source you want to use.  Hole-punch them and organize them alphabetically by the author's last name in a binder.  You can also annotate and write notes in the margins of your sources or include notebook paper behind each source and write notes there. 

Sometimes a combination of these three strategies is useful.  For instance, use strategy one (note cards) for books or book chapters and use strategy three for online/web sources.