You will need to explore to determine the focus of your annotated bibliography.
- Read multiple resources before selecting a topic.
- Avoid selecting a topic that is too broad.
- Check in with your instructor as you develop your topic to ensure you have a manageable project.
Your research question will originate from the discipline you are studying, but ideally it will focus on a specific interest of your own in that discipline.
- Think about the question or questions you would like to have answered.
- Write a specific research topic statement.
You should have a clearly defined focus for your project, but this focus may change as you develop your project.
- Revising and refining your research question will be part of your process.
- Even after you begin to write you will cycle back to the planning and researching stages.
Begin to document your project immediately.
- Decide how you will record the information you collect.
- If you decide to use a citation management program, become familiar with it.