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Physical Therapist Assistant Guide

A guide to the research process for Physical Therapy Assistant students.

Reading & taking notes

Once you've found your sources, you must read them critically for understanding.

Need to understand the components of a scholarly article? Here is an Anatomy of a Scholarly Article from NCSU .

Keep track of your sources, and consider taking notes directly on printed copies of them. "Talk" to the text with your annotations. What are you understanding? What are you having a hard time with? What questions does the information bring up?  If you take notes on a different document, be sure to capture the source citation information and corresponding page numbers for each note.

Use note-taking to help you process the info and keep track of your learning.

Citing Sources

You'll need to provide APA citations both within your text (parenthetical) as well as a list of references at the end of your project.

Here are some resources to help:

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