If you’ve borrowed anything from Tarlton recently, you might have noticed a new bookmark included with your book. “What is this?,” you might have asked yourself, as you casually placed it inside the pages. It’s there to remind you that there are many ways that we can help you with your seminar papers at Tarlton. All you have to do is ask. Read on to find out more.
Sometimes researching and writing seminar papers can be tough, especially when so many of your other classes are classic Socratic method/exam courses that train you in a particular kind of learning/evaluation. If you find yourself struggling with your topic, or even struggling to find a topic in the first place, we are more than happy to help you get on the path to success.
We have many resources that can help you with any paper you’re trying to write, from seminar papers, to student notes and academic articles, to legal briefs. If you’re having trouble getting started, probably the best place to look is this research guide on seminar papers. It will point you toward several resources that can help you get going.
After you’ve looked through the starter guide, a good place to turn might be this guide on choosing a paper topic. It first points you toward books like Scholarly Writing for Law Students by Elizabeth Fajans. Then, the guide offers tips for searching through Tarlton’s collection and suggests ideas for how to identify hot topics and other potential areas of interest.
If these research guides aren’t doing the trick and you’re still having trouble, you need extra help in creating a research plan, or you just need someone to talk to, you can always ask a reference librarian for assistance. We can help you think through your issues, develop a research plan, and get on the right track.
These are just a few of the ways Tarlton can help you with your seminar papers. If you want to arrange a meeting with a librarian, contact our Student Service Coordinator, Kasia Solon Cristobal, at email@example.com.