Focus: Idea Mapping Your Major Paper

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1. Guitar

1.1. Research Question Example: What, foremost, distinguishes the guitar from other musical instruments?

1.1.1. Method: Listen carefully to a recording of a guitar player only. Consider using a YouTube video. Document carefully all the distinct sounds you hear. Try to be specific. All the different sounds you hear tell you something about what distinguishes the guitar.

1.1.1.1. Ideas for your question and methods????? What do you want to do for your actual research method??? Think Mythbusters.

2. New Town Bridge

2.1. Research Question Example: What inventive forms in architecture does the New Town Bridge share with other great works of architecture?

2.1.1. Method: Google Images. Search "great forms in architecture." Record all the inventive lines, curves, shapes you notice. Do the same for pictures of the New Town Bridge.

2.1.1.1. Ideas for your question and methods????? What do you want to do for your actual research method??? Think Mythbusters.

3. Native American Languages

3.1. Research Question Example: What do the distinct sounds of a Native American language teach others about the culture of that people?

3.1.1. Method: Listen to a Native American speak in that distinct language. Maybe use a YouTube video. Jot down all the impressions you have of the person speaking. Those impressions tell you something about the culture.

3.1.1.1. Ideas for your question and methods????? What do you want to do for your actual research method??? Think Mythbusters.

4. Is It a Choice, or Is It Genetics? (Option 2)

4.1. Toulmin Model for the Outline?

4.1.1. Evidence, Claim, Warrant, Backing, Counterargument, Qualifier. The evidence is the review of sources required for the paper. Have a hook, then a few sentences before jumping into the review of sources.

4.1.2. Assignment sheet mentions a "template"?

4.1.2.1. Ideas for your thesis????

5. Small Pox (Option 2)

5.1. Theme of the course?

5.1.1. Toulmin Model for the Outline?

5.1.1.1. Evidence, Claim, Warrant, Backing, Counterargument, Qualifier. The evidence is the review of sources required for the paper. Have a hook, then a few sentences before jumping into the review of sources.

5.1.1.1.1. Assignment sheet mentions a "theme"? Stay on theme? What's the theme? Need to know.

6. Japanese Woodblock Printing

6.1. Example Research Questions: What lessons does this art form provide the viewer? What lessons does any art form provide the viewer?

6.1.1. Method: Use Google Images and the search term "lessons art teaches" to see how many overlooked ideas there are on what lessons art provides people. Record them. Share them.

6.1.1.1. Gap in Research: Extended dialogue on the lessons a work of art such as a Japanese Woodblock Print can provide people.

6.1.1.1.1. Survey of Sources (Literature Review): Revise the literature review already written for the Critical Essay.