Beginning of Class Writing: Using Research

Before our previous class, you read the Purdue OWL’s “Conducting Research” section. For today’s class, you read its “Using Research” section, During today’s beginning of class writing, create a summary memo of your reading, and discuss how you will be using your research to address the problems and deliverables of Project Two (refer to the assignment sheet).

12 thoughts on “Beginning of Class Writing: Using Research

  1. Robert Smith

    To: Professor Jason Ellis

    From:Robert Smith


    Subject: Beginning of Class Writing: Using Research

    This reading provided different methods of using the information collected when researching. First, it tells the reader how to incorporate statistics into writing. A statistic is a number that describes a group of people. The article states that using statistics can be used to draw conclusions about a large group of people, this is the statistic category inferential. Our group will use our research to discuss what our product is, what it does and how it can help the person who would want the product. If there are problems with our product, we can research these problems and fix them, so the person interested in our product would have no questionable thoughts that would allow them to not take what we have to offer.

  2. George Gordon

    To: Jason W. Ellis
    From: George Gordon
    Date: November 4th, 2015
    Subject: Using Research

    The Purdue OWL website talks about how to properly use research in your documents or papers. There is quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing which each have their different forms of writing. The key here is to avoid plagiarism as this can land you in trouble. When it comes to research you have used, you need to properly cite it. There is a format to do this and it depends on what audience you are writing for.

    In our research document, we aim to use properly documented research. We need to have a works cited page and annotated bibliography so we need to make sure we can cite our sources and justify their use and integrity. We don’t want to end up in a situation of accidental plagiarism because we failed document our sources. We will use quotes as this one of the elements that has been proposed to be used as opposed to paraphrasing.

  3. Mereoni

    To: Professor Jason Ellis
    From: Mereoni Rabukawaqa
    Date: 4 November, 2015
    Subject: Using Research

    Today’s reading gave an overview on the ways to incorporate research into your work. The article discusses how to present researched statistics by first discussing what a statistic is, a number that describes a group of people or objects, and the two different types of statistics there are – descriptive, referring to a specific group, or inferential, basing conclusions for a large group on the results of a smaller group. The document then goes on to explain the importance of integrity in work, and providing links to reference for citing different sources. In the vein of stressing the importance of citation, the document also explains the differences between quoting, direct word-for-word usage of a sentence or paragraph, paraphrasing, condensing a broader segment of a source, and summarizing, translating information from a source into your own words.
    We will use the research we have to answer the questions posed by the descriptions of the deliverables.The research document will be a summarization of everything we can find in answer to these prompts. Our group will mostly be using internet sources.

  4. Naveeda Akhtar

    TO: Professor Jason Ellis

    FROM: Naveeda Akhtar

    SUBJECT: Using Research

    DATE: November 4, 2015

    “Using Research” on the Purdue Owl Website talks about how to prevent issues or dilemmas regarding copyright, by always citing the sources used in the proper manner. Plagiarism is a huge problem which should always be avoided to prevent any consequences academically, professionally, and/or personally. It also explains the way in which a student can quote, paraphrase, or summarize something in the source used, which can help support the argument that they are trying to make (statistics can accomplish that as well). Likewise, it talks about the different forms of citations used such as APA, MLA, and CHICAGO styles, as well as when to use them, and how to use them.

    I will be using research in my group project to use whatever information can help give background to the Commodore 64, along with providing useful information as to its various parts and how they function. I will also provide statistics and facts to make my argument more valid so that the readers can know the actual progression of its success rather than me just saying it. I will also make sure to cite all of my references to prevent plagiarism since that is an offense to the person who wrote the piece, the school, and to my own credibility.

  5. Yamilex De La Rosa

    TO: Jason W Ellis
    FROM: Yamilex De La Rosa
    DATE: 4 November, 2015
    SUBJECT: Using Research

    The Purdue Owl “Using Research” helps you with many things when it comes to research such as using statistics, how to deal with legal policies such as copyright and also helping you with practicing paraphrasing and quoting. It also helps with citing and using scientific abstracts. Helping you to not plagiarize is the main part that all students and workers should focus on when it comes to researching and presenting their research to others.
    This reading will help my group with our project by allowing us to use different forms of information in our research project about our specific vintage computer such as statistics and how quote and paraphrase correctly and not plagiarize.

  6. ThaerT

    To: Professor Jason Ellis

    From:Thaer Tayeh


    Subject: Beginning of Class Writing: Using Research

    The reading informs us on ways we can use our research in our documents. The reading gives a guide for the various methods we use in our papers such as paraphrasing, citing, quoting the information we researched into our papers. There is a link to paraphrasing exercises which gives examples on how to paraphrase accurately. The last link is on citation styles giving a side by side comparison of citation in the format of mla, apa, and cms. When working on the project we will conduct research on information towards the Commodore 64 that will well inform the target audience. The sources I will be locating will be making arguments for the Commodore 64 and its functionality. I will also research problems that can be resolved with the computer and I will list the citation for all these sources so that the reader can locate it and conduct further research at their leisure.

  7. Natasha95

    To:Prof J Ellis

    From:Narayani Natasha Armstrong


    Subject:Using Research

    The following article is about how to narrow down your research in order to find a specific site. Quotations, Paraphrasing can help make you not sound like you are copying of the original author or writer. If you want to use a quotation then you must cite where you got it from, and then make sure to compare how that quotation relates to want you want be able to prove. If you do sue quotation make sure that their are more of your words rather than the quotation, trying to help define the meaning of the quote. In order for you to not be penalized for plagiarism make sure you always cite where you got your statement from. If you use someone else’s work without quoting or citing it then they come behind and sue you. You must always keep in mind that everything you find online is legally, and licensed to someone and that it has rights.

  8. Yulduz Saidinova

    TO: Dr. Jason W. Ellis

    FROM: Yulduz Saidinova

    DATE: November 4, 2015

    SUBJECT: Using research

    This article is about how to use research in a correct way. It talks about important methods and explain what should we do and what are some things that we should avoid. For example avoid plagiarism and how to write quotations, summarize or paraphrase in a right way. It also talks about how we should cite it correctly. This article also provided with more links that shows us the steps and correct way of doing specific research methods and also it has examples in it.
    In our research document we will try to research in a right way. In a meaning that we will use documents that was taken from websites or any other resources and use them in a correct way. We will do correct citations. Make sure we avoid plagiarism and any other mistakes that will affect our research document. We also will quote some information since we need to find information about computer but with caution that we are not over using it.

  9. valentina

    TO: Dr. Jason Ellis

    FROM: Valentina Pineda

    DATE: November 4th, 2015

    SUBJECT: “Conducting Research” Summary

    The article listed above mainly talks about how to properly conduct research and it focuses on thing such as how to properly include statistics in your documents, abiding by copyright laws, quoting and paraphrasing correctly and avoiding plagiarism by always citing and giving credit when necessary. Using statistic in a document can be a bit tricky as they can be hard to interpret by beginner readers, however if properly chosen it can help clarify your point by putting it in numbers. also the reader should be mindful of using material according to copyright laws and policies, which can be complex for educational purposes. While writing your research documents most of the time you must use quotes or ideas from other people and companies in the topic of interest to get your point across. While it is okay to utilize these resources you must always give credit by citing any quotes, paraphrases and summaries that you used from others. It is important to be mindful about not following this rules as you can be accused of plagiarism and be fired from your job.There are provided documents about the different styles of writing and citations that you can use properly.

    Research is essential to our groups project success, we will make sure we use credible and trustworthy sources .Also we will make sure we cite any used information in the proper MLA format. Most importantly we will make sure to abide by all the rules and policies to properly write a clean a professional report.

  10. simone216

    TO: Dr.Jason Ellis
    FROM: Anika Aarons
    DATE: November 4,2015
    SUBJECT: “Using Research”

    The reading today “Using Research” provides different ways of how to cite materials being used properly, while obtaining research. Important Such as Writing With Statistics, Strategies for Fair Use, Quoiting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing, Paraphrase Exercises, Documenting Electronic Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism, Writing Scientific Abstracts Presentations, Formatting in Sociology, Resources for Documenting Sources in the Disciplines, and lastly the Citation Style Chart.
    For project two, my group and I plan to appropriately use citations for everything that we research. Including the background information regarding our product, any problems such as technical difficulties surrounding our product and the solutions for it. To do as such, our project will most importantly enclose a bibliography page along with of course quotations of paraphrasing everything that we reference.

  11. Albert H

    TO: Jason W. Ellis

    FROM: Albert Hemmings

    DATE: November 2, 2015

    SUBJECT: Using Research

    The Purdue OWL’s “Conducting Research” section was very informative on how to research properly and legally. One of the main thing that many students have a lot of problems with is plagiarism from improper citation. Whether intentional or unintentional the use of somebody else’s words or ideas can lead to serious repercussions. In order to properly conduct or research, my team has to ensure that all articles used to portray our ideas are properly credited in our works cited page.

  12. Christopher Navarrete

    TO: Jason W. Ellis
    FROM: Christopher Navarrete
    DATE: November 4, 2015
    SUBJECT: Using Research

    Purdue’s Owl Section on using research discusses the different ways to correctly use research on documents. One of the most important parts that Purdue Owl goes in depth about is plagiarism. You must always avoid committing plagiarism as it can cost you your job and get you kicked out of school. Avoiding plagiarism is done by quoting and giving credit where credit is due by simply creating a works cited page. Although you should always give credit, it’s important to make your own significant contributions to the document as well.

    Another important part Purdue Owl talks about is how quotes, paraphrases, and summaries help strengthen documents. Not only are they used to avoid plagiarism, but they also expand your writing and can be used to support your point of view.

    For project two, my group will use research found online to discuss the background of Atari, how the Atari 800’s peripherals are used, some of the most famous software available for the Atari 800, Atari’s competitors at the time, and just an overall discussion of the computer. We will carefully choose which sentences to quote and what pages to cite.

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