Research Journal #4: Research Question, Take 1

For your fourth research journal entry, complete the following sentence, using a research topic that you’re kicking around as the basis:

  • I am interested in researching ____________
  • because I want to find out _______________
  • and this is important because ____________.

Then come up with three questions that you yourself have about this research question. They might be questions about what you need to know before you can start tackling the above question.  Or questions that you think your skeptical professor might ask. Or questions that will help you narrow your focus even more.

Have this done by class time on Tuesday, September 28.

About Professor Sample

Mark Sample is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University, where he researches and teaches contemporary and experimental literature, electronic literature, graphic novels, and videogames.