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Systematic Strategies to Organize and Record Information

So now you have a great central idea that you're excited about. You have thought about your topic from different perspectives. You have written down three to seven questions about your topic. You know what resources are available, and you're ready to begin your research.

Research is the heart of a research paper. There are three steps to successful research:

1. Find great resource materials

2. Take effective notes

3. Organize the information