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ProQuest Research Companion: Use Information

This guide explains how to create a free account, and how to track and report progress in ProQuest Research Companion, a database that offers online information literacy tutorials.

Phase 3 - Use Information

Screenshot of phase 3 - Use InformationPhase 3 emphasizes the writing and citation process of a research project including a module on avoiding plagiarism:

  • How do I write a thesis statement?
  • How do I organize my argument?
  • How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?
  • What do I look for when I revise?

Learning Objectives

Students will -

  • Know how to create a main claim, or thesis, that is debatable and provable.
  • Understand how to narrow their thesis statement so that it's hard to refute.
  • Know how to acknowledge and address counterarguments in their thesis statement.
  • Understand how to use their thesis statement to forecast their argument's organization.