Do you have good research habits?
Here is a checklist of steps in a typical research cycle. Which steps do you already practice?
Establishing these habits will save you time and make you an efficient and effective researcher!
Do you know how to locate and navigate these key library resources?
Book a one-to-one consultation with your Business and Economics Librarian:
Start working on your assignment then contact us for assistance to make sure you are on the right track!
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What is the recommended amount of time to be spending on your studies?
The recommended amount of time spent reading and studying on top of class contact hours is 8-10 hours per week per subject (that is, an extra 2-3 hours study per contact hour).
Time spent reading is only part of the equation, critical reading is the other part.
What is Critical Reading?
Critical Reading is active reading that requires you to examine and interpret a given text by asking questions, annotating passages and taking notes. It involves evaluating the author's perspective, looking at influences and interpretations of the content to determine the extent to which you are willing to accept the information presented.
Because "regardless of how objective, technical, or scientific the subject matter, the author(s) will have made many decisions during the research and writing process, and each of these decisions is a potential topic for examination and debate, rather than for blind acceptance (http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/critical-reading)
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More Information on Literature Reviews
The Literature Reveiw Guide is an introduction to the Literature Review process, including what is a Literature Review; its purpose; and strategies, guidelines and resources to help you get started.