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Research and Writing in Manufacturing Engineering: Review

Step 5: Review deliverables

  1. Read the expectations or assignment again.
  2. Review your Problem Statement; make it more narrow in scope and more specific after your first searches.
  3. Map your current sources to your Problem Statement/ Lines of Inquiry). Map any gaps in information to project deliverables and repeat searching.
  4. 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.

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.

Connect Your Sources and Look for Gaps

Map Step #3 (Search) to Step #2 (Problem/ Inquiry) using the connection strategies in the video. Map any gaps to deliverables and repeat #2 and #3.

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.