The next couple of weeks begins an overview of the Research ****: In very general terms, a writer needs to consider

  • The Writing Process: thesis, motive, structure
  • finding topics
  • audience
  • argument
  • structuring the argument 
  • initial research

For a good overview, see “A Brief Guide to the Elements of the Academic ***(Resources Module). There are many other excellent online  sources of academic support from which to choose: I have uploaded three sources as samples — Towson Online Writing Support, Purdue Online Writing Lab, and Excelsior Online Writing Lab (see the Resources Module).