MUSI 205 Research Tutorial Topic Selection: Overview
Welcome the the MUSI 205 Research Tutorial! The Music Library and Professor Burtner have worked collaboratively to develop a tutorial that aims to guide you through the research process to ensure success on your research paper. let's begin with choosing a topic for your paper.
Coming up with a suitable topic is the key to a research assignment. It is very difficult to write about things you have very little knowledge on, but that is exactly what is expected in many assignments! You need to allow yourself time to explore general topic areas, rather than jumping straight into searching databases or the web for information on the first topic that pops into your mind. You also need to carefully examine your assignment to ensure that you start on the right track. Often, during this stage of the search process, you may have feelings of uncertainty and apprehension.Continue to Topic Selection: Actions and Strategies »
Content in this page was used or adapted with permission from the Workshop on the Information Search Process for Research (WISPR) tutorial created at the University of Calgary.