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ENG 102: English Comp (Pesce): Narrowing your topic

 

Focusing your Topic

Resources

Where? Is it the United States? A region? Another country?

Time Frame?A time period? Does the style reflect the time it was written?

Perspective? What is your position? Evidence?

Purpose? What are you trying to prove? What is the purpose? Who is your audience?

Themes? Feminism? Nationalism? 

Anything else? What detail is missing?  



 

Finally!

Fill in the sentence below to help you with your research; don’t forget to use the chart to help you.  The issue or research question of this sentence is your guideline to the information or evidence you need to find to prove your conclusion or results.


I am researching _________________ (topic) because I want to find out _____________(issue/research question) in order to __________________________ (results /conclusion)

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