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ENG104: Introduction to Research Writing: Writing Research Questions

A research question gives your research project direction and focus. Your thesis is the answer to this question. Your paper will explain the answer using evidence from the sources you found in your research.

After you look at the graphics, try writing a preliminary research question for your topic. Write it down somewhere before you watch the video in step 2.

Step 1: Graphics

Step 2: Video

Step 3: Activity

Now that you've watched the video about tweaking and improving your research question, go back to the research question you wrote after step 1. Does it fall into any of the pitfall described in the video? Can you improve your question using any of the strategies discussed in the video? If so, do so now.