Research and Writing in Environmental Sciences: Get Started

Research & Writing Process

  1. Know the process and make a plan for it.
  2. Use the strategy: Problem statements / Lines of Inquiry = Δ Problem.
  3. Search for stuff in 3 places.
  4. Get access to stuff.
  5. Review and analyze your assignment compared to your current stuff.
  6. Collect your research citations.
  7. Write your literature review or presentation.

Step 2: Question Your Problem

Problem statements / Lines of Inquiry = Δ Problem.

Use the guiding principles in the 5-minute video where to make your Lines of Inquiry:

→ Multidimensional and complex

→ Narrow in focus

→ Specific in language

Then, use your questions and their potential as additional words and phrases when you search.