Isn't it interesting that as I sit here and write, my topic is suddenly taking shape? I am also noticing a shift in my writing. It is in itself becoming clearer and more focused. I feel like I am writing with more authority and confidence. Could it be that reading all of this research and developing a topic of interest is also giving me more of a voice?!
Speaking of research - in our Ed 360 class last week, we received a lesson on doing library research. It was extremely helpful to learn how to search for articles on our topics. I came away with several good suggestions on how to use key terms, where to look, and who to ask for help. It was one of the most useful classes I have had yet. I have actually used the information I learned in my article searches. I even used the online chat tool to ask the librarian for some search suggestions. I'm starting to feel scholarly....wow!