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This guide is designed for students in the Honors Program at Estrella Mountain Community College. You will find resources and tools to help with your Honors Projects and research papers. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.

Step 1: Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation

When creating a research plan think about the following:

  • What is your purpose?
  • Who is your audience?
  • What stance or position are you taking?
  • What diction are you using? (tone, vocabulary and syntax)