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Key Ideas-- Ideas that change everything.
Scholarship Is A Conversation:
- As you begin your research and pick a topic, be aware that you are joining a converation.
Research As Inquiry:
- As you research and learn more, you will find yourself asking increasingly complex questions to understand the conversation. (Source: ACRL Standards)
Watch the video below to get prepared.
Develop Your Research Question
To join the conversation, you'll need to focus on a specific question as described in the video. Here are some steps to help you.
- Pick a general topic.
- Brainstorm, think about all of the ways, or angles, one can use to look at the topic (for example, science, education, health, etc.)
- Think of a question.
- Remember to answer the 4 W's: Whom does it involve, what does it involve, where, and when?
- If you need some help thinking of topic ideas, refer to the sheet below titled, "376 Topic Ideas."
- You can also print off the Research Question Worksheet below to record your question and your keywords for the next tab.