Refining your topic

posted Nov 30, 2020, 8:11 AM by Kate Phipps   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 8:12 AM ]

Keep track of keywords: the fundamental terms that you see in the literature

Keep track of experts in the field.

Asking questions:

  • General questions examine terminology, issues, causes, etc.

  • Rhetorical questions use the modes of writing as a basis

  • Academic disciplines provide questions. 

  • Journalistic questions explore the basic elements

  • Pentad questions explore five aspects of a topic: act, agent, scene, agency, purpose