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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Glover: Getting Started

This guide has been created to help with your research for Professor Glover's class.

Beginning Your Research

Prompts for Choosing a Topic/Research Question

“One of the biggest problems in the world today is…”

“If I could change one thing about society it would be…”

“Why is it that…?”

“It has always bothered me that…”

Characteristics of a Strong Research Question

  1. Challenging (not dull or easy)
  2. Narrow (not broad or unfocused)
  3. Arguable (not obvious or subjective)
  4. Researchable (not speculative or personal)

Developing a Topic