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Starting your paper is hard, but it is a very important part of your research. Research is inquiry - asking for more information, finding the right questions, being curious, and investigating. Begin with a big, simple idea and stay aware of the size of the assignment and you will find the right fit. Remember to keep a growth mindset!
This tutorial will walk you through strategies to develop a strong topic for a research paper or assignment. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. To feel confident and comfortable with your research assignment, watch these two videos and then move to "Refine Your Topic."
LibraryLearn Video: Research Process
What is the research process?
Where and how do you begin?
What do you need to do to get from the moment when you’re given the assignment to turning in your final paper?
Research doesn’t have to be daunting. Think of research as a process of discovery. With a research plan and an open mind, you will collect new insights and develop key academic and professional skills.
This video will introduce you to the purpose of research and present strategies to successfully begin your research journey.