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EN3050 Technical Communication

Library resources for EN3050 Technical Communication

Questions to Ask

The 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. 

Source: Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. & Williams, J. M. (2008). The craft of research (3rd ed.). University of Chicago Press. 

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