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Chapter 17. Paper Chase > Subject to Change - Pg. 195

Paper Chase 195 Write Angles The media is an excellent source of research paper subjects, but rather than focusing on the side ev- eryone else sees, probe a little deeper for the story behind the story. This can help you get an intelligent and unusual slant. 7. 8. 9. 10. The medium is the message.Create a visual, as you learned in Chapter 8, "Write This Way." Many writers find that charts, webs, graphs, and other pictures help them generate a slew of ideas. Ask questions.Use the five Ws and H ( who, what, when, where, why, and how ) to help you consider all sides of an issue. Talk the talk.Speak to people who have written research papers: teachers, parents, and pro- fessionals. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, real estate salespeople, computer programmers, and other business people are all excellent sources for ideas. Read, listen, and watch.Read anything and everything: newspapers, magazines, journals, critical reviews, essays, and matchbook covers. Watch TV, listen to the radio, go to the movies. Inspiration is all around; just tap into it.