Sometimes the enormous amount of information available on a topic can be overwhelming to grapple with. The library has a great tool to help students narrow their research topics to something more manageable.
At http://libguides.whitworth.edu/research, students can follow a step-by-step process for research. On the first step, a worksheet is available to help students narrow their topic and turn it into a question that can be answered in a research paper or project. It doesn’t matter if extensive research has already been done! Research is an iterative process, and returning to narrow a concept after starting research is often a very productive exercise.
Please encourage your students to refer back to this page each time they have a paper to write. And, as always, also encourage them to get help from a librarian at any point in the process!
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