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A guide for IGED: Foundations in Oral Communication

Brainstorming

To help develop a focused research question from a broad topic, students are asked to consider the questions in the quadrant below. 

What?

What is your topic? What other issues/events are similar or related to your topic? 

Who?

Who is affected by your topic? Who is involved?

How?

How does your topic impact society, culture, politics, economics? 

Why?

Why does this topic matter to you? Why should it matter to others? 

For a PDF of the question quadrant, click here.

Finding Sources

We have a number of databases to help you find research to support your speeches.

If none of the below databases fit your needs, see our A-Z Resource list for a full list of resources organized by name, or search for databases by subject.

The CRAAP Test

The CRAAP test is a common test that you can use to evaluate sources.

CRAAP stands for:

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy 
  • Purpose

 

Subject Guide

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