Research and Writing in Mathematics and Art: Review

Review Your Research & Writing Process

  1. Read the expectations or assignment again; Analyze the Assignment.
  2. Map your sources and searches to your original inquiry question(s) and then repeat your search in a targeted, strategic way.
  3. Outline a frame for the deliverables that includes: a) Problem/ Line of Inquiry, b) Sources, and c) Remaining gaps.

Analyze the Assignment

Are you getting everything that you should be in your research? Analyze the assignment using the 5-minute strategy video to check for gaps and plan your next steps for getting the research you need.

Connect Your Sources and Look for Gaps

Map your sources and searches to your original inquiry question(s) using the connection strategies in the video. Highlight gaps where more information is needed for the assignment and then repeat your search process.

Develop a Frame for Further Searching

Consider reverse outlining your work or using the Sticky Note strategy detailed in the video to further identify where exactly in your paper you need to pull together your ideas and pursue further research.