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Writing and Rhetoric

Browse library resources for the study of Writing and Rhetoric (go/wrprguide/)


This website will help you find the best library databases, search tools, and reference sources for Writing and Rhetoric.

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Research Process in Nine Steps

When you're working on a research project, figuring out what to do next is sometimes difficult. Here's one version of the research process. Try it out! It might help you become even more productive than you already are.

  1. Select a topic    

  2. Draft a research question    

  3. Brainstorm keywords    

  4. Search, and revise your search    

  5. Find 3-5 useful sources    

  6. Preview your sources to see how well they answer your question    

  7. Revisit your research question    

  8. Repeat steps 2-7 until you're ready to start writing or revising    

  9. Prepare your citations and bibliography 


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