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EN102-002, Christopher Koester, Melissa Green

Option 2: Methods for Approaching Research

This lesson corresponds with The Norton Field Guide to Writing 4th Edition, P281-284 Writing as Inquiry; Norton P289-297 Generating Ideas and Texts

In this session, students will learn how to analyze a topic, use reference resources, and develop a search strategy for finding sources for their writing assignments.

This class will cover:

  • how to narrow a topic and brainstorm topic ideas
  • how to identify key concepts and controlled vocabulary
  • how to use reference tools
  • how to select search terms and develop a search strategy

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will break a topic down into smaller components in order to engage in the iterative process of narrowing a research question.
  2. Students will select terms related to their key concepts in order to develop a search strategy.

Related LibGuide: EN 102 First Year Writing by Sara Whitver

Date:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location:
DO NOT USE Gorgas 204F
Campus:
EN 102
Categories:
Humanities Instruction

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