For this homework assignment you need to do the following:

1. Write 4-5 keywords that you might find useful in research on the topic chosen by your team.
2. Plan a strategy for narrowing down your topic. You can write a short paragraph or 3-4 questions that might help you to do so.
3. Write a preliminary thesis statement to be discussed with your team in class.

You should post it as a comment to this blog entry. You will not see your post but I will get back to you via e-mail with my comments.

Please note: if you do not wish to have your comment to be posted on the web you can choose to e-mail it to me instead.

Use the handout given to you in class for useful tips on narrowing down the topic and writing a strong thesis statement. Also read Taking Charge (Chapter 1 of Research Strategies, also available in Blackboard's Readings folder) - it has a good model for research and explains well the role of the thesis statement.

This assignment is worth 20 points if completed on time.


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Hello class,

I'm happy to start our work in Spring 2015 semester and welcome you all to UNL 206X, Information literacy in the Sciences. I'm looking forward to working with you.