Guiding Question Mind map

Mind map: March, 2017

After I chose my guiding question, I was faced with the challenge of choosing what aspects of the topic to include in my Reader’s Guide. Going into this inquiry process, I imagined that I would be taking numerous articles and simply finding a way to incorporate all of them into my work. However, when it came down to it, there were sources that did not fit. I was able to pick and choose which sources and information topics held importance by designing a mind map. I started out with writing my guiding question in the center and adding topics that I could potentially talk about all around it. Then, in the black writing, I wrote down sources I had for each of the topics. I was able to see where most of my sources were concentrated and that highlighted the importance of certain areas for me to focus on. This mind map helped me narrow down my topic and avoid adding unnecessary information.

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