In her book, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology, Dr. Nancy Jean Vyhmeister identifies six items that do not fit the definition of research (6-7).
1. A string of quotations
2. A rewrite of others work
3. A personal defense
4. A polemic
5. A forum for personal opinion
6. A sermon
Which of these are most likely to influence or impact your writing?