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Research Assistant

In the early 1990s, Ann Bevilacqua developed the first computer-based instruction to assist with the research process. The software tool helped guide students through the process of conducting research.

The ten steps in her process included:

  1. Understand assignment
  2. Select topic
  3. General reading on topic
  4. Formulate thesis
  5. Conduct library research
  6. Make an outline
  7. Write a first draft
  8. Get supporting materials for argument
  9. Review and revise
  10. Final form

Learn More

Research Assistant. In L. Hardesty, J. Hastreiter, and D. Henderson. (Eds). Bibliographic instruction in practice: A tribute to the legacy of Evan Ira Farber (77-90). Pierian Press, 1993.

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