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ELEMENTARY: ON YOUR OWN: STAGE ONE

STAGE 1: PREPARING

STAGE 1: PREPARING

The main features of this first stage of research are to have students define the parameters of the assignment (what is expected), select their topic and create a thesis to guide them through the remaining stages of research.

GETTING READY

Getting Ready

TO GET READY you will need to clarify what is expected of this assignment and brainstorm your ideas for your topic selection.

ASKING QUESTIONS

Asking Questions

WHEN ASKING QUESTIONS you will identify key words and identify the essential information needed about your topic.

YOUR FOCUS

Your Focus

IDENTIFYING YOUR FOCUS will allow you to select your specific topic/create a thesis and help to guide you through your following stages of research.