A research summary is an overview of your key learnings from a source. Writing a research summary helps you think through what you understand and don’t understand.
Your research summary should answer (or partially answer) your Natural Next question (NNQ). Your NNQ is a bite-sized research question that you believe is the most important question to answer next to get to your goal.
How do I complete the assignment?
Log into your Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle)
Click the assignment in Canvas
Click to open Beagle in a new tab
Submit your Natural Next Question based on the instructions
Upload your source as a file or as a link
Annotate your source with your questions and comments
Add any notes or comments that you want to reference in the summary step
Add your citation (if your instructor requires it)
Write your summary according to the instructions
How do I review my work on the map?
Once you’ve submitted your work you’ll automatically be brought to your mind map
Hover over the assignment that you want to view
Click the "view" button to then see your submitted work
How do I review my work in the research feed?
Click “My Research” at the top middle of the main navigation
Using the left-hand sidebar, click the question or title of the assignment you want to view
You can then read your assignment submission
Upload your source as a PDF or image file to annotate.
For examples of Natural Next Questions, click here.