Why do research?
So, why is research important and how can it help me?
In everyday life, research can help you in a variety of ways, from finding the best restaurants in a particular area to figuring out which kind of vehicle best meets your family's needs.
Research is also important in college for a number of reasons, such as:
- Researching a topic and citing where you get your information makes your paper more credible since it shows you are backing up your thoughts with expert information.
- Research increases your knowledge by giving you a more well-rounded view of a topic than you might have otherwise.
- Research prevents accidental plagiarism, which can happen if someone takes credit for an idea that somebody else has already had.
Adapted from "Why is research important when writing a paper?" www.ehow.com
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