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ENGL 1001: English Composition (UCBA)

This guide supports the research assignments for ENGL 1001.

Developing Your Inquiry Research Question

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

The Draft an Inquiry Question video (2:35 minutes) provides some strategies for creating an inquiry research question.


  • Talk with your professor to determine if the 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 

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