ENVS 319 - Sandlin: A Course Research & Writing Guide: Finding & using sources workshop

This guide includes workshop content primarily focused on finding and using sources for the off-campus Environmental Studies 319 class.


Welcome to the online, self-paced, version of the Finding & Using Sources workshop. Since you will be working on this at your own pace it is important for you to set aside the appropriate amount of time for each portion of the workshop to complete the activities outlined. The amount of time can vary from person to person, but the most important thing is to try and make sure you have the time to meaningfully engage in the inquiry process. The research, writing, and reading processes are social in nature, so make sure to take advantage of feedback from others in your group, class, and the Research & Writing Studio. You can discuss ideas and ask questions using the green "Ask Us" chat box below when the Studio is open.

Revisting the Inquiry Question and Subquestions

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Topics covered:

  • Overview of where the workshop is going
  • Revisiting the Inquiry Question and Subquestions for the research topic

Activity: Write out your inquiry question and subquestions as you understand them right now! Share it with someone else you know or chat with the Research & Writing Studio Staff using the "Ask Us" button below. Feeling stuck developing subquestion? Try the 20 Questions prompt.

Rhetorical Moves and Source Types

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Topics and activities covered:

  • Review of rhetorical moves
  • Discussing source types needed


  • Make notes about the types of sources you will need to address the subquestions, including rhetorical moves and source types
  • Identify keywords to use in database searches

Your feedback is appreciated!

Your feedback on what worked and what could be improved will help with future workshops and is taken very seriously. Please take a minute to let us know your thoughts!

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