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WRT 104/106 Guide for Students

Welcome to the URI Libraries! This guide will help you with your research for WRT 104/106.


Welcome!  This research guide has been created to help you locate, access, and evaluate sources for your WRT 104 or 106 research. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to a librarian.  Learn more about how to contact a librarian here: Reference & Research Help.

Library Session Goals

By the end of your library instruction session, you will be able to...

  • Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in the research process by reframing search queries in response to initial results.
  • Find credible sources using relevant keywords from a research question.
  • Apply the CRAAP test to evaluate the relevance, currency, and authority of a selected source.

The Basics of College Level Research

Organize Your Research

Concept mapping is a useful activity that helps you brainstorm and identify connections between the critical concepts involved in your topic.  Visualizing the relationship between these concepts is an important step towards crafting your research question.

Use the worksheet below to develop a concept map and create a research question for your topic.

Created & revised by

J. Kinnie and N. Fosher, 3/11, J. Kinnie 6/17, A. Vaandering 7/20

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.