Checklist for the Research Stage
      How [well] does my research question describe the scope and slant of my topic?
      How extensive is my initial survey of possible resources for my topic?
      Are my research notes methodical, complete, and orderly? Are they clear about what is quoted, paraphrased, and summarized from my research?
      What other idea-generating techniques did I use—brainstorming, keeping a journal or research log, freewriting?
      Are my bibliography notes complete with all citations and bibliographical data on every source, and are they representative of the survey of my topic?