Starting a Topic

By the time I start to do the serious research, I will need a research question. A research question will focus my efforts and make both my research and writing easier. If I wanted to research prion disease, I might ask the following questions:
  • What is prion disease and what are its symptoms?
  • What are the causes of prion disease
  • Is prion disease treatable and, if so, how?

I can then use these ideas to create my focused research question. Here's an example of one I could use:

EXAMPLE: Where is prion disease commonly found
and what is the best way to prevent and/or treat it?

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