The following exercises are designed to help students develop the discrete skills needed to write about applied research. The last four exercises help students better understand research within reports, as well as different ways of conducting primary research online.

These exercises are listed in skill-building order and can also be used separately as your needs demand. 

Analysis of Research-Based Report

Creating Research Questions

The Lionfish problem (practice writing with research)

Impacted Populations


Research Report Exercises

Conducting Primary Research Online

Using the Tweet Map to Conduct Online Research

Voyant Tools to Analyze Text


You can also adopt any of the job market research activities to fit this project in a way that’s beneficial to your students.

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Jargon Exercise

Jargon Exercise (Answer Key)

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