Research Resources


The Writing Process

Researching is one aspect of the writing process. However, it's not the starting point. First, you need to figure out what your topic and your thesis statement. What's the difference? Well, your topic might be Technology in Education. Your thesis statement is more specific: How does distance learning influence a student's decision to return to school?

Developing a Thesis Statement
How to Choose a Research Topic


Conducting Effective Research

Mastering effective researching is an important skill in the academic and your everyday environments. Think about some examples of everyday research:

  • Who wrote the lyrics of the song you just heard on the radio?
  • Where is the best price for the HDTV you want to purchase?
  • How many ounces in a cup?
  • Are there any tickets available for the next Detroit Red Wings game? How much are the cheapest seats?



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