Associate Level Material
As part of your Research Plan, you must draft a research question for your research paper. A research question, which is more specific and focused than a general topic, is the question that you will answer in your paper. For example, if your general area of interest is Social Security, a potential research question might ask, “How might low-income families save more money under a reformed Social Security plan that includes personal retirement accounts?” As you develop a research question, keep in mind that you will research sources with both supporting and differing viewpoints. Do not select a narrow or one-sided issue that will limit your research; instead, develop a research question that lends itself to further exploration and debate. |What is your topic or area of interest? |My topic for my research paper is the media, and how topics can| | |be skewed to portray things in a different light. | | | | | | | |In what ways is this topic appropriate for a persuasive essay? |I think this is appropriate for a persuasive essay, because | | |there can be a good side and a bad side to the media. | | | | | | | |What is your research question? |What types of persuasive approaches are perpetrated by the | |...
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