The Excom Publishers Studying Research 101 Booklet was written specifically with the Grade 10 – 12 learner in mind to enable them to develop the required research skills that will stand them in good stead for both their studies and their future lives.
Research is becoming increasingly important in both academic spheres and the world of work. With advanced technology and internet access, data and information is instantly available but the skill to prioritise, use it ethically and correctly apply it needs to be taught thoroughly and practiced often. Universities are appealing to schools to ensure that students are equipped with these skills before their first year of Higher Education studies.
A quick search of current affairs will reveal that plagiarism is rife in all spheres of society – academia, music, film, books and political speeches to name but a few – so students need the knowledge and skills to navigate their way through this minefield so that they can maintain ethical careers and lives.