Writing a Research Paper: Generating Questions & Topics
This PowerPoint Workshop from the Purdue Owl offers tips for students on how to start a research paper – such as generating research questions, coming up with topic ideas, and practicing brainstorming techniques to get the wheels in motion.
How to Scaffold a Research Paper
This lesson plan from ReadWriteThink takes you through the entire process of integrating a research paper into your course – from generating questions to conducting research to drafting papers. It includes printouts to use in class, sample student papers, rubrics, and links to additional helpful sources.
Sample Research Paper Assignment
This assignment, designed for an English course, shows how to scaffold a research paper assignment by easing into the paper with smaller assignments, drafts, workshops, and one-on-one conferences.
Sample Annotated Bibliographies
Annotated bibliographies are a great method for scaffolding research paper assignments. The Purdue Owl offers sample annotated bibliographies in MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual.