People often come across research in everyday life or are
curious about a topic and decide to conduct their own
research. Identify a time you wanted to research something
and explain how you performed the research and what you
learned as a result. How can you apply this experience to
your own academic research?
I feel like since my son was diagnosis with Asperger's the
beginning of this school system I have been doing my own
extensive research. I have had to completely redo how my
whole life works. I was completely last minute and
unorganized and that did not work anymore for this huge
research phase I had ahead of me. I thought of how I
always did folders for research papers and that was the start
of my son's one of my folders. His main is his binder that
contains all medical, school, testing, and professional
recommendations. I also at the same time have been
researching if public school is the best for him for
kindergarten because of the adverse reactions he was
having. So many mothers with children on the Autism
spectrum were trying to tell me I should home school him,
but I went to both public and home school and I am very bias
against home schooling. To give it a fair chance though I
started to do research on the special need aspect of it as I
did my last paper since I picked the topic of education. I
finally came to the conclusion that we did not make enough
money to be one of those great success stories bragging
how much better off their special needs child was being
home schooled. I am neither religious, community involved,
or above the poverty line. The research I was finding
showed the families praising their child’s growth with home
schooling were most if not all of those.
I already know from
that experience organization is the best when it comes to
I will use a binder on my academic research like I
did in my example.
I will also keep an open mind until the
research shows me what way the experts support and the
data proves like my it did with my son and keeping him in
To choose a topic you may identify potential topics, narrow
the topic, conducting preliminary research, and exploring the
topic in writing.
In reviewing Ch. 11, Section 2 of Writing for Success I was
offered suggestions for my topic. First and for most I wanted
to take my time in picking it. I want it to me challenging and
something I am interesting in. It needs to be a top that can
fulfill the research requirements and reach a wide audience.
When given a list to choose off of look for a subject of
interest because it is important to identify potential topic
ideas. Start asking yourself an asorted list of questions
about the topic like what about the topic interest you and
what do you want to know about it. As I was going through
the home work the first time I had a thought in the back of
my head of another topic that I knew was a potential topic.
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