Research and Writing in Chemistry: Review

Review Assignment Deliverables

  1. Read the expectations or assignment again.
  2. Map your initial search results/ sources to your Problem Statement/ Line of Inquiry. Are there gaps that could use further research?
  3. Map or align those gaps to assignment deliverables and repeat your search, trying to further make your terms complex, narrow in scope, and specific.
  4. Draft an outline to frame what you've found so far that includes placeholders for the information you still need.

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 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.