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Organizing Research for Arts and Humanities Papers and Theses

The Purpose of this guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with information on some elements that go into researching and writing arts and humanities papers and theses. Because there is no unified structure to research  and methodology in the arts and in the humanities, this guide provides general norms and suggestions, but is not comprehensive. Requirements and advice given to you by your faculty and/or committee members takes precedent and supersedes recommendations and instructions provided in this guide.

Help with the Writing Process:

If you need help with the process of writing, such as composition, grammar, or syntax, please consult with the USC Dornsife college Writing Center. The Center offers a variety of assistance to help students at any stage of the writing process.

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