If you are writing an analytical/compare and contrast paper, or an argumentative persuasive essay, then you will require research evidence to support your argument.
How much research you will need to do will depend on:
Here are some questions to think about (or ask yourself) when trying to figure out the scope of your research inquiry. Creating a concept map, or brainstorming what you already know about a topic, can help you to identify areas you may want to explore further.
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