As you develop a research question, keep the question so what? in mind. In other words, why is this topic important? Understanding the importance of the question will greatly help you in your research.
Brainstorming will help you explore potential concepts and questions.
Take some time and jot down your thoughts on your research question. Be as elaborate or abstract as you want as long as it makes sense to you.
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Develop research questions. To begin:
What do or don't I know about the Endangered Species Act (ESA)?
I know it's a law that protects the animals and habitats in danger of extinction...I think the law only protects habitats within the U.S...I know at one point bald eagles and grizzly bears were on the list, but I think they were removed...I know there has been controversy about adding polar bears to the list...I don't what it takes for an animal to be removed from the list and I don't know what the penalties are for violating this act.
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