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Topic suggestions–Choose your own style

Posted by beckiejean on April 26, 2011 in instruction, online, res104 |

Here are 2 examples of choose-your-own-adventure style topic exploration PDFs I’ve made. These were for Introduction to Research Writing (RES104). In this class, students write 3 5-7 page research papers, one in each of 3 major disciplines. Each semester the class focuses on a different region of the world (both to mix it up for […]

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Narrowing a topic

Posted by beckiejean on March 17, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternatively titled: Does this paper make my topic look big?-How to narrow your topic to something doable Developed for our online Introduction to Research Writing (RES104), this prezi illustrates why narrowing a topic is important and ways to think about narrowing topics. This prezi is part of a suite of digital resources created for RES104. […]

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Crowdsourcing haiku

Posted by beckiejean on March 17, 2011 in instruction, prezi, res104 |

I do some weird things in my library instruction. I do not think I would be incorrect in saying my information literacy sessions are slightly unorthodox. We do some interesting things in our Introduction to Research Writing (RES104) course.This prezi focuses on introducing the geographic region and doable topics for social sciences, as well as […]

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The journey from topic to thesis

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternatively titled: So I have a topic….now what?-Step by step guide to the research process This prezi was originally developed to help students through the messy process we call research. This guide allows students to follow someone through the process of picking a vague topic, narrowing it to a research question, using online encyclopedias for […]

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Asking Research Questions

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternatively titled: There are no stupid questions…or are there?-What’s a good research question and how to get one Developed for our online Introduction to Research Writing (RES104), this prezi introduces the concept of a research question, why they are important, how to create one. It provides examples as well as asks the student to attempt […]

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Research process timeline

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternately titled: Wait…what are we doing again??-A big picture timeline of the pieces of the research process First developed for an online section of our Introduction to Research Writing (RES104), this prezi has been integrated into our traditional face-to-face class as well. It walks students through the research process from topic selection all the way […]

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