Blog Entry #5: Why Do We Do Academic Research?

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For this blog entry, I’d like to reflect on the question of “Why do we do academic research?”  Assigning research-based essays, after all, seems to be the cruel specialty of university professors, but surely there’s some rationale behind these assignments.

To get you started, here are some thoughts and questions you might consider:

 

  • In what ways is academic research relevant to our lives?

 

  • How might research help you in your academic field or major?  Why types of research might you engage in once you enter your discipline?  (If you don’t yet have a major–that’s fine!  Answer this question to the best of your ability.)

 

  • Afterward, please post on your blog an image, link, or video that best describes your attitude towards or relationship with academic research.  Do you love it, hate it, or are you indifferent?

 

Due: Feb. 12th

 

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