Checklist for the 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?