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Research Process: Step 1- Task Definition

Essential Questions

This slide show explains essential questions.

Key Words

This site provides useful tips for creating a list of key words you can use in your research.

Defining Your Task

The first step of your research process is defining your task.  You will need to figure out:

   *What is my essential question?

   *What are two questions related to my essential question?

   *What are keywords related to my questions that can be used to search resources for information related to my topic?


This page contains resources that can help you arrive at these answers.


Developing Good Questions

This wiki presents a good way to get started developing good questions.