Week 1 Discussion Questions Com172

1. What is the purpose of a research question, and how will you develop one for your own research writing?
The purpose of a research question is that you want to answer a question that you and other people have about the world. “If you are curious about the possibility of life on Mars, for example, research the topic.” (Writing for success writing from research, McLean)   I will develop one for my own research writing by developing ideas for the topic that I came up with and show supporting details from variety of resources.

2. What type of information should be included in a research plan? How will this information guide you as you begin your project?
The type of information should be included in a research plan is choosing a topic you may need to focus on your topic by free writing exercises, such as brainstorming. You need to ask specific research questions that will guide your research, as well as a possible answer that leads to a working thesis. A research proposal presents main research questions any related sub-questions you plan to explore, and working thesis. Take time to plan your researching and writing schedule. Flowcharts, calendars, and checklists can all help you. When you are about to research you will likely use variety of resources. Primary resources provide first hand information or data. Secondary resources biographies magazine articles etc… include some analysis or interpretation of information presented. Organize findings and decide which source you will site on your paper. “For example, you working thesis is “Mars cannot support life” Yet, a week into researching your topic, you find an article in the New York Times detailing new findings of bacteria under the Martian Surface.” (Writing for success writing from research, McLean) Ready to combine your research findings with your critical analysis on your rough draft paper. Finally, reorganize your paper. Check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. The information will guide...