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Goals for today
- Continue to define and refine your topic
- Start exploring scholarly resources
- Find sources for your annotated bibliography (due on the April 21!)
Deciding on a topic
Often finding a topic can be the most challenging part of writing a research paper, here are some ways to choose and narrow down a topic.
- What am I interested in?
- What do I want to know?
- What problems need to be solved?
Too specific/ not specifc enough?
- Be reasonable
- Start wide and focus/narrow doesn your question
- Try to make an 'idea pyramid'
- Still having trouble? Ask Dr. Chapman or a librarian
Getting Background Information
Google can be a great resource, especially when getting started.
You should also check out Credo and Sage for background information or history!
Make an appointment at L&WS
Learning and Writing Services is your place to go for Free peer tutoring, they can help you:
- Understand the concepts and ideas of a course/topic
- Write and revise your papers (including citing!)
- Manage your time and study better!
You can make an appointment on their webpage