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*Research and Writing: Integrated Skills & Strategies*

Welcome! This guide will help you develop your research and writing skills by providing foundational knowledge of the iterative research and writing process as well as manageable steps for breaking down and navigating college research projects.

Starting Research

starting research iconStarting Research  

1. Deconstructing an Assignment

2. Picking a Topic

3. Brainstorming and Prewriting

4. Research Question and Thesis

5. Choosing Keywords

6. Creating Search Statements


*Note: Although the steps to research and writing are presented here as a linear progression in which you start at one point and follow consecutive steps until you reach the end, the research and writing process is much more iterative in reality.   Make sure to reflect frequently on where you're at with your research and writing, and feel free to skip sections or return to previous ones as needed.