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Chapter 4 ENV : Planning and Proposing Research Arguments & Chapter 12 A&B : Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas. Kayla Wallace & Tiffany Harris. Asking Research Questions. Ask yourself: What are you drawn to first? The words or images? What is the significance of what you are seeing?

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Kayla wallace tiffany harris

Chapter 4 ENV: Planning and Proposing Research Arguments &Chapter 12 A&B: Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

Kayla Wallace & Tiffany Harris


Asking research questions

Asking Research Questions

  • Ask yourself:

    • What are you drawn to first? The words or images?

    • What is the significance of what you are seeing?

  • Research Topic

    • Focus ideas

    • Ask more specific questions

  • Research Log

    • Keep of track of research and sources


Generating topics and research questions

Generating Topics and Research Questions

  • Select engaging topic

  • Generate questions by responding to rhetorical situation

  • Consider what interests you about topic


Bringing your topic into focus

Bringing Your Topic into Focus

  • Prewriting

  • Graphic Brainstorming

    • Webbing

    • Focus on one subsection

  • Narrowing Topic

    • Write topic

    • Ask questions based on close analysis

    • Refine topic by answering question

    • Revise narrow topic – make more specific

    • Identify significant aspects to explore

    • Use answers to focus topic


Planning your research through writing

Planning Your Research Through Writing

  • Develop concrete plan

  • Freewriting

    • Three paragraph model

  • Drafting Research Hypothesis

  • Drafting a Research Proposal

    • Background

    • Methods

    • Sources

    • Timeline

    • Significance


Writer s process

Writer’s Process

Answers the Question “So What?”


Analyzing and synthesizing ideas

Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

  • Synthesis: “way of seeing and coming to terms with complexities”

  • Analysis: “break it down into its parts to see the relationships among them”

  • Benjamin Bloom

    • 5th of Six Levels of thinking processes

      • Knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation

  • Hegel – German Philosopher

    • A thesis clashes with antithesis = synthesis involving both thesis and antithesis


Comparing arguments

Comparing Arguments

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Understanding analysis and synthesis

Understanding Analysis and Synthesis

  • Synthesis Question

  • Synthesis Essays

    • Extension of Summary/Strong Response Writing

    • Features

      • Statement of synthesis question

      • Short summaries of texts

      • Thesis

      • Analysis of key points

      • Your new view


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