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Composition I

5.1 Finding Topic for Research

There are several databases that will you find a topic or even help you narrow your topic:

The first two are good for informative essays were you are trying to convey basic information on a topic. The last two are good for persuasive papers when you are developing an argument.

Research is a recursive process meaning that you may have go back and change something as you research. Picking a topic and narrowing is part of that process. Some would say the most important part!


5.2 Developing a Research Question

5.7 Writing with Sources

Using NoodleTools For Your Note cards

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"Inform Your Thinking: Episode 4 - It's All About the Questions." YouTube,
     uploaded by OKStateLibrary, 27 June 2016, Accessed 17
     Oct. 2018.

"Picking Your Topic IS Research!" YouTube, uploaded by Libncsu, 1 May 2014, Accessed 17 Oct. 2018.