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Assignment | Rhetorical Analysis Essay (Bridges): Getting Started

Spring 2020 | ENGL 1302 | Prof. Bridges



You will need:
  • 2 outside sources
  • MLA Style including Works Cited page

Narrowing Your Topic

Organize Your Thoughts with a Mind Map

Mind maps are a great tool to help you organize your thoughts and see new information or connections that you might not have previously been aware of.  As you develop your mind map, narrow your topic down from a broad topic to a specific research question. You will use this research question, and the keywords you've identified on your mind map, to search the library databases for resources.  As you utilize the research databases, continue to fill in information on your mind map to help you see if there are gaps in your research that you need to address.

Quick Take

What part of research do you find the most difficult?
Picking a topic: 0 votes (0%)
Narrowing my topic down: 0 votes (0%)
Forming a research question: 1 votes (33.33%)
Finding sources: 1 votes (33.33%)
Picking out good sources: 0 votes (0%)
Organizing my information: 0 votes (0%)
Writing citations: 1 votes (33.33%)
Writing my paper: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3

Research Process

Research process steps, from narrowing your topic, developing your argument, and producing your drafts