Watch this space on the Rhetoric Subject Guide for tips about how to get yourself into a research mindset. Searching skills can only take you so far when gathering information. You also need to stop and think about your frame of mind and your attitude as you do research. Start thinking about how you are thinking until it becomes second nature.
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