Research Topics & Questions
Crafting Insightful Research Questions
Through this activity, students examine what constitutes a strong research question and then, through peer workshopping, start to develop a question to guide their own project.
The Reflexivity Memo: Developing Student Researcher Identity through Writing
This writing activity asks students to understand their various positionalities as researchers/writers and to recognize how their embodied socialized practices shape their research questions and practices.
Research Topic Brainstorm
This asynchronous activity follows a class discussion in which students brainstorm different topics; it asks students to submit their own ideas to Canvas and receive instructor feedback.
Research Proposal Planning Table
This asynchronous activity helps students thoroughly examine their research proposals with a rhetorical approach. Students not only look at different components of the research question itself, but also critically reflect on their audience and the purpose of their research to prepare for an excellent oral delivery of their research proposals.
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