ENGLISH 202: Research Writing. January 26 th. Agenda. Finding a “researchable topic” Talking about the CR Talking about the articles Visitors/Observers of ENGL 202 Assignment # 1 handout. What makes a question researchable?. It should be clear and narrow (not too big, not too small)
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Your research should have a thesis and a research question. Your question will be answered through your research.
You need to be convincing. Your purpose is to explain a central claim and explain it through evidence
Collect data and examine it closely
Fields of knowledge
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Choose a topic that..
Step 1: Write the one question that you think would be the most interesting focus for your paper?—This will be your “Research question”
Step 2: Generate new set of questions under the first question. What are additional questions that most interest you and might help you discover the answers to your research? (See the example on page 50) You can use the Time, Place, Person and Story
(e. g., What is the relationship between gender and media, what is the relationship between education and diversity? What is the relationship between anorexia and advertising)
--academic writing is usually explicit.
--academic writing uses specialized language and conventions.
--the rhetorical conventions are accessible.
--Non-linear reading-- It’s often not necessary to read an academic article from the beginning to the end
Skim through the research article with your group-mates. Do come active reading. (Read with a pen/highlighter in your hand). In your groups, address to the following questions;
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e.g., How do young kinds learn reading and writing?
What is the controversy around the idea of thin-slicing?
Why are organic products more expensive than non-organic products?
See Good Reasons 248 about strategies for research.
2. Make sure that you can do a thorough job of research.
3. Develop a strategy for your research early on.
4. Attack your questions from multiple levels google, wikipedia, and library)—You are likely to succeed to explore your topic if you search it with various tools
The following is a list of some techniques that you can use to annotate text: