How to Use Sources More Critically

Overview

Students using research studies often are unaware of how to apply critical attention to details. Yet some details of even the most complicated sources are within even the beginning research writer’s ability to analyze. Here are some examples of how you can and should question source data with enough depth to note weaknesses, debatable issues, and limitations, often brought up by the experiment’s authors themselves.

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Making Claims in Research Writing

Overview

A research paper, simply stated, is organized to support a claim, an assertion about the truth or falsity of something. So two of the several ways a research write-up can proceed is by stating that major claim, or thesis, of the paper near the beginning , or by first posing a research question the paper will explore, and then, near the end, make its major claim, a nice method of organization known as a delayed thesis.

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Article Preview: How to Build a PVC Hoop House that Actually Works

On the internet or in various guides you’ll find plans on how to make a PVC pipe hoop house, a type of greenhouse you can supposedly build on the cheap using the kind of plastic pipe you can buy in bulk at any home store.

Having built this plan, I can state unequivocally: You get what you pay for.

In my next homesteading article, I’ll show you how to build “Hoop House 3.0” – my version of a PVC hoop house that will actually last past the first windstorm, with a uv-treated cover rated for 3-5 seasons.