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Public speaking, customer relations, etiquette, team work, leadership, management, supervision
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Related Courses

Your library staff recommend the Communications LibGuide for the following courses:

AB 010 Communications I

AB 011 Communications II

BA 656 Leadership and Supervision

CO 015 Communications X

CO 025 Communications XI

CO 030 English XII

CO 033 Communications XII

CO 080 Grammar and Paragraph Review

CO 081 Reading Comprehension and Essay Review

CO 082 Research Essay Writing

CO 102 Effective Business Communications

CO 108 Interpersonal Communications

CO 109 Technical Communications and Computers

CO 114 Communications

CO 118 Communication Skills

CO 120 Effective Writing

CO 125 Business English

CO 131 Communications I

CO 138 Agricultural Communications

CO 145 Tourism Communications

CO 166 Scientific Writing & Computer Applications

CO 170 Business Communications

CO 180 Medical Terminology & Communications

CO 231 Communications II

CO 250 Interpretation Principles

CO 255 Communications

CO 280 Business and Veterinary Communications

CO 350 Advanced Interpretation Techniques

SS 015 Employment Readiness Living Skills

TR 118 Customer Relations and Professionalism

TR 139 Tourism Professionalism

TR 141 Event Coordinator

TR 160 Service Excellence


The Research Process

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There are basic steps to follow in order to do effective research and write a well-researched paper. 
1. Choose a topic. Find some background information on your topic. Encyclopedias and handbooks are a good starting point. Most encyclopedias will include a topical outline which helps you identify all the important aspects of your topic.
2. Create a Search Strategy. A simple search strategy often consists of the following steps:
  1. Formulate a research question.
  2. Identify important concepts or ideas within that question.
  3. Identify key words or terms that describe the concepts or ideas that you wish to progress.
  4. Consider synonyms, acronyms, and variations of the terms you just identified.
3. Find information. Search the Library Catalogue for books, videos, and DVDs. For the most current information on your topic, search the Library article databases. 
4. Make notes as you go along. Write all the relevant information of your sources. You will need this information for your references that you attach to your paper.
5. Write your report. Write a draft, and be sure to (or ask a friend) proofread before you hand in your report. If you need help on how to make notes and proofreading, The Learning Centre staff can help you.


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