How should I go about researching a paper?
The first step toward researching well is having good study habits, and when it comes to studying, consistency is key. Yes, unfortunately that means keeping up with the readings and taking notes in class. Knowing the subject matter will make the time you spend on research more efficient. It’s also a surefire way to get a head start on your fellow students when finals time rolls around. Your ten-minute attention span is no longer an excuse: Some studies show that the best way to retain information is by studying in small doses during the day. This may seem tedious and, at times, needless. But think of it like this: Pro athletes run drills and plays in practice hundreds and hundreds of times to perfect their skills. The same mentality rings true for academics. You’re just preparing yourself for game time--also known as papers, projects, and finals.