Using Government Websites and Government Organizations to Guide Research Worksheet

Research Writing: Research Process

Practice with this Government Websites and Government Organizations Worksheet to make sure you can navigate the government’s vast resources to shape research. By completing 10 exercises, you work on improving your research writing skills.
Using Government Websites and Government Organizations to Guide Research

Instructions

For each of the odd-numbered exercises, conduct any research that is asked of you, and provide the URL. For the even-numbered exercises, use your answer in the previous exercise to develop an answer to each question presented to you.

  • Using a government website, find statistics regarding the rate of childhood obesity in the United States. Record one fact off the website, and include the name of the website in your answer.

  • How could the information you found in exercise #1 shape your research if you were writing a research paper on the general topic to which the fact applies?

  • Using a government website, find statistics regarding the rate of recidivism in criminal offenders in the United States. Record one fact off the website, and include the name of the website in your answer.

  • How could the information you found in exercise #3 shape your research if you were writing a research paper on the general topic to which the fact applies?

  • Using a government website, find statistics regarding disease rates in the United States. Record one fact off the website, and include the name of the website in your answer.

  • How could the information you found in exercise #5 shape your research if you were writing a research paper on the general topic to which the fact applies?

  • Using a government website, find statistics regarding the assassination of JFK. Record one fact off the website, and include the name of the website in your answer.

  • How could the information you found in exercise #7 shape your research if you were writing a research paper on the general topic to which the fact applies?

  • Using a government website, find statistics regarding the rate of divorce in the United States. Record one fact off the website, and include the name of the website in your answer.

  • How could the information you found in exercise #9 shape your research if you were writing a research paper on the general topic to which the fact applies?