Thinking about what you know will help you create a hypothesis.
It will not help you at all.
Even though it may take some time upfront, it will you save time in the end because this will help you develop a thorough research strategy.
Thinking about what you already know will help you find keywords and subject headings that can help you find relevant sources.
What are the divorce rates in New York City?
Divorce rates in New York State are higher than in Michigan because people work longer hours.
Couples married in the 1970s and earlier have lower divorce rates than those couples married in the 1980s and after because they have different values regarding marriage.
Couples who seek therapy during separation are less likely to get divorced than couples who do not.
To make sure you get as many resources as possible to read through before you start your research paper.
To make more work for yourself.
Having a list of related questions will help you find supporting detail for your main argument.
You should know whether or not you need to use scholarly sources in your research project.
You should have a list of keywords and/or subject headings.
You should ask your librarian about library resources that can help you with your research.
You should have looked through search engines to make sure you cannot find something better there, first.
Facts, statistics, and pieces of information that support the main idea(s) in text.
Information in a text that is interesting, but not that important.
It is another name for citations.
Page numbers and other information that helps you locate material within a text.
You need to make sure that you have enough supporting details to help back your main idea(s).
People reading my work may not take my ideas and opinions seriously if I have spelling and grammatical errors.
You need to check your paper for length.
You need to make sure that the paper is written for the intended audience.
It is not necessary to review your research strategy.
You should review your research strategy so you can reflect on what worked and what did not, so that you can improve your process the next time around.
You need to reflect on your process so that you can re-use this paper if you are ever assigned a similar project.
The paper is the best choice if you want your argument and research to reach a wide audience.
The paper is the best choice if you want to go into great depth and detail with your argument and your research.
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