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EN3050 Technical Communication

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Questions to ask

In chapter 3 of the e-book The Craft of Research has several questions you might want to consider asking as you continue with your focused topic. They are:

  • Ask about the history of your topic.
  • Ask about its structure and composition.
  • Ask how your topic is categorized.
  • Turn positive questions into negative ones.
  • Ask what if? and other speculative questions.
  • Ask questions suggested by your sources.

When you are done evaluate your questions and look for questions that make you look at your topic differently. Take a look at chapter 3 in more detail for more information,

Source: Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. & Williams, J. M. From topics to questions. In The Craft of Research (2nd ed.), (pp.40-44). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from https://nationaledu.booksys.net/opac/nationaledu/ViewOPACURL?itemid=179913&sequenceNum=0 

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