Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

A topic is the starting point for your research. When you have chosen a broad topic, the next step is to create a research question about your topic. There will be more than one question you can use for every topic. Your question can be modified and even replaced as you learn more about the topic. The most workable research questions usually start with “Why?”, “How?”, “Which”, “Should”, or “What if?

Directions:  Begin with #1 and work through #4.

#1 video image Watch the video Developing a Research Question to learn how to narrow a topic by creating a question. 
#2 Work with these sample questions, filling in the blanks on the "Developing Your Questions" Word document or printable .pdf
#3 game icon Review topic ideas, simple questions and research questions with this Question Game.

Write research questions of your own for the topics in the "Turning Topics into Research Questions" Word document or interactive pdf.

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