Research Guide

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It's best to start your search by knowing what you're looking for.  Create guiding questions to develop a foundation and framework for your research.  Guiding questions should answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how of your topic.  Also start to develop a list of keywords to help you narrow down your search results.  Consider synonyms, expert vocabulary, and terminology that relate to your topic.

Want a step-by-step plan to follow?  Need help getting organized?  Confused about the research steps?  Print off your own copy of the Research Process Workbook and keep it with you throughout your research project!

Research steps developed from the Pitts/Stripling Research Model & Christopher Lehman's Energize Research Reading & Writing