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English Composition

This guide supports the English Composition research assignments.

Introduction to Research Questions

Inquiry-based research is an ongoing process. Once you've chosen a topic and explored it through various sources, the next step is to develop your research question. This is a critical part of inquiry-based research and is an open-ended question that hasn't been answered before.


  • Talk with your professor to determine if your inqury research question is appropriate given the scope and scale of the assignment
  • Make sure you go through the research question approval process if required by your professor

Developing a Research Question


The following resources can help you discover a topic for research and/or start a deeper exploration into your research question.These are just starting points and other resources will be needed to further investigate your argument or point of analysis.

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