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Research Tips and Tricks

This Tips and Tricks research guide provides information on how to perform a search, ranging from how to choose what type of search to make, how to string key words together, and what to do with texts once you've found them.

Brainstorming from a General to a Specific Topic

Questions to consider:

  • What do I know about my topic?
  • What do I like/dislike about my topic?
  • Why does this topic matter to me?
  • How does this topic relate to my major?
  • What is controversial about my topic?
  • How does my topic relate to current events? Why write about my topic now?

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