Start your research by collecting background information. During this stage you will:
From your preliminary research, identify a relevant election issue. (Example: Florida and disenfranchisement of felons)
Turn this topic into a question. (Example: What actions have been taken to address the disenfranchisement of felons in Florida?)
The purpose of your research will be to find answers to this question.
To answer this question, you may need to answer several more specific questions. Use your assignment sheet for guidance. For example:
With your research questions in mind, identify the sources of information you will need. Consider:
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Take notes on the information you have found. Evaluate your information:
If the answer to any of these is no, seek additional sources! If yes to all, you are ready to begin writing.
If you've done a thorough job, you will have a variety of credible sources that help answer your question(s) about the topic. Review your notes:
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