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Bruin Success with Less Stress

Carlos's Tips

Making Research Less Painful Planning, Timing and Keeping Things On Track
  • know what you're looking at
  • email good citations and articles to yourself as you find them
  • keep track of what you've done and what worked
  • take good notes
  • keep things in one place
  • print out web pages that you plan to use as sources for your assignment
  • make sure you understand the assignment
  • estimate how long your assignment will take and double it
  • break your assignment down into small pieces & set deadlines for them
  • get help with research if you need it
  • leave yourself enough time to do the assignment
  • bounce ideas around with people
  • take advantage of the resources available to UCLA students