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CST (WO): Research Question

Form a Research Question

Narrow your interest and decide what question your paper will answer.  It seems counterintuitive, but a narrow topic is actually easier to research than a broad one. 


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Good Research Questions Are...

Specific   Interesting to You   Unique

Only answer one main research question in your paper.


Consider the assignment an opportunity to learn more about something that interests you.  Research is easier and more enjoyable when you pick a topic that interests you.


Good research tackles new, unusual topics.  Instead of "marijuana legalization", try "How should states use tax revenue generated by legalized marijuana?"

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