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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/8/11 From Topics to Questions Booth, Wayne C. The Craft of Research , 3rd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 31-50.
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4/8/11 Your task: to find a topic specific enough to let you master a reasonable amount of information on it in the time you have . Your biggest risk is settling on a topic so broad that it could be a subheading in a library catalog: spaceflight; Shakespeare’s problem plays; natural law . A topic is probably too broad if you
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4/8/11 Once they have a focused topic, many new researchers make a beginner’s mistake: they immediately start plowing through all the sources they can find on a topic, taking notes on everything they read. With a promising topic such as the political origins of legends about the Battle of the Alamo , they mound up endless
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Many high school teachers would reward such a report with a good grade, because it shows that the writer can focus on a topic, find data on it, and assemble those data into a report, no small achievement—for a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ENG 311 taught by Professor Watsone during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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