RWA10: Introduction to College Research and Developing a Research Question
Please READ and take notes on Krause’s chapter “Thinking Critically About Research.” http://www.stevendkrause.com/tprw/chapter1.html
Second, please read and take notes on the following information about the Beginning the Research Process,
Part II: Developing a Research Question
The first step in any research process is developing a research question that you can feasibly research in the time allotted for your research project. The topic we will, as a class, be writing about for this research project is the very large topic of "Technologies and Reading and Writing Practices." You have already written an argumentative response essay about this topic. Now, I would like you to reflect on the writing and reading you've done and develop a draft research question on this topic.
Draft Research Question Brainstorming Worksheet
List of possible questions about technologies and reading and writing practices that I have:
Draft Research Question:
Why I am interested in this Research Question:
Why this question is worth researching:
Three questions that I have about the Research Question:
Now, if you have not already, please do some research related to your draft research question on the Open Internet, in one or more library databases, and in the City Tech library catalog. Keep track of what you find! You may find these sources useful moving forward.
Complete the worksheet handed out at our library session, and which you will be handing in next week: https://library.citytech.cuny.edu/instruction/pdf/ENG1101worksheet.pdf
Revised Draft Research Question:
Please bring BOTH completed worksheets to our next class session. Please also post your Revised Draft Research Question on the Open Lab by the beginning of our next class session.
RWA12: Choosing a Topic and Developing a Research Question
The first step in any research process is choosing a topic you are
interested in researching and which you can feasibly research in the time
allotted for your research project.
1/ Income Inequality in the U.S.
“You Are What You Grow” by Michael Pollan
5/ Video Games and Education
6/ Pros and Cons of Legalizing Drugs
7/ Soccer and Globalization
9/Economics of Public Education in the U.S.
10/ Underage Drinking
Please bring the following worksheet to our next class. You will be handing both in:
Why I am interested in this topic:
Why this topic is worth researching:
Three questions that I have about the topic:
please locate four sources--one book, two articles from a database, and
one article from reliable Web sites--that you might use in your
research. Please list these sources in MLA bibliographic format here: