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Craft of Research
The BEAM Framework works well when used in conjunction with Sections 2 and 3 in The Craft of Research. For example, Chapter 6 (in Section 2) invites students to actively engage with their sources; the BEAM framework gives them one such way to do so.
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BEAM is an acronym intended to help students think about the various ways we might use sources when writing a researched argument. Joseph Bizup, an English professor at Boston University, outlined the framework in a 2008 article. The idea has since been refined and adapted by many others.