Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Elihu Burritt Library homepage
Research Help
In person | Chat | Email
Phone: (860) 832-2060

WRT 110/105 Introduction to College Writing (Prof. Jarvis)

Writing 110/105 - Introduction to College Writing, taught by Professor Jarvis

Plan Your Research Strategy

Once you have chosen a topic, spend a few minutes planning your research strategy.  What do you already know about your topic?  What are questions do you have? Considering the main ideas (concepts) within your topic and synonyms (additional words).  Creating a plan such as the one outlined below will save you time and effort during the research process. 

Here is an example. 

TOPIC: Violence in the media and its effect on childhood development 

WHAT DO YOU KNOW? I have read articles that connect exposure to violence and violent behavior.  I have also read articles that find no correlation.

WHAT ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT? How does violence in the media effect boys and girls at various stages of psycho-social development? Are there differences by age and gender? Differences by medium? What other factors are involved?


Violence Media Boys and girls Psycho-social development
Brutality Television Adolescents Psychological


Video Games

Youth Social

Additional search words and strategies will come to light as you move along your research journey.

Report a tech support issue

Elihu Burritt Library
(access via Harold Lewis Drive)
Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050

CCSU Home | Central Pipeline | CentralSearch / Catalog | Sign In to CentralSearch | Search Library Website