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College Readiness

The Freshman Studies

Topic Development

Strong research questions will help you determine where to start your information search and help you develop search terms.  A list of questions can help you stay on track while sifting through the large amounts of information out there.  Your research question may change, narrow, or expand as you progess through your research.  

Thesis Statement

Thesis Statments tell the reader exactly what to expect.  It may be the answer to the question directed asked of you or how you plan to interpret the importance of the material.

The Research Cycle


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