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Research and Writing in Physics & Astronomy: 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.

Question Your Problem to Develop Lines of Inquiry

Use the guiding principles in the 5-minute video to develop Lines of Inquiry that are:

→ Multidimensional and complex

→ Narrow in focus

→ Specific in language

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