Week 2 discussion: beginning your research


First, review the readings carefully. In one paragraph, share a tip or fact about research and/or about sources that you learned from the readings. Then, share a tip or a skill that you have used while conducting research in the past that was successful. Be sure to cite your reading.

Second, reflect on your research methodology. Briefly describe and contrast what your process has been and what it will be in this course.

Third, Review your feedback on Milestone 1. Then, identify which topic you will pursue and summarize your topic/argument. It may not be finalized, and that is acceptable. Describe your position in depth. List 3-5 search terms you might consider using. You may include a word cloud by using EdWordle. Be sure to comment briefly on the keywords’ strength and effectiveness.

Include a reference for any sources you used in the post.

TIP: Respond to the questions above using a separate paragraph for each question. Please break out the search term list as bullet points or a clearly recognizable list or post as a photo word cloud.