Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Typing the Research Paper Text WD 83
To Close the Header
You are ﬁ nished entering text in the header. Thus, the next task is to switch back to the document text. The
following step closes the header.
• Click the Close Header and Footer
button on the Design tab (shown
in Figure 2–8) to close the header
and switch back to the document
text (Figure 2–9).
How do I make changes to existing
Switch to the header using the
steps described on page WD 80,
edit the header as you would edit
text in the document window,
and then switch back to the
Header & Footer Tools and
Design tabs disappear from
screen when you switch
back to the document text
One line bubbles - 1p1
Two-line bubbles - 1p8
Three-line bubbles - 2p3
Four-line bubbles - 2p10
document text is
bright when you
switch back to the
header is dim when
you switch back to
the document text
1. Double-click dimmed
Typing the Research Paper Text
The text of the research paper in this chapter encompasses the ﬁ rst two pages of the paper.
You will type the text of the research paper and then modify it later in the chapter, so that
it matches Figure 2–1 on page WD 75.
Write the ﬁ rst draft, referencing sources.
As you write the ﬁ rst draft of your research paper, be sure it includes the proper components,
uses credible sources, and does not contain any plagiarism.
• Include an introduction, body, and conclusion. The ﬁ rst paragraph of the paper introduces
the topic and captures the reader’s attention. The body, which follows the introduction,
consists of several paragraphs that support the topic. The conclusion summarizes the main
points in the body and restates the topic.
• Evaluate sources for authority, currency, and accuracy. Be especially wary of information
obtained from the Web. Any person, company, or organization can publish a Web page
on the Internet. Ask yourself these questions about the source:
• Authority: Does a reputable institution or group support the source? Is the information
presented without bias? Are the author’s credentials listed and veriﬁ able?
• Currency: Is the information up to date? Are dates of sources listed? What is the last
date revised or updated?
• Accuracy: Is the information free of errors? Is it veriﬁ able? Are the sources clearly
• Acknowledge all sources of information; do not plagiarize. Not only is plagiarism
unethical, but it is considered an academic crime that can have severe punishments such
as failing a course or being expelled from school.
When you summarize, paraphrase (rewrite information in your own words), present
facts, give statistics, quote exact words, or show a map, chart, or other graphical image, you