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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?

CONCEPTS & SYNONYMS

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

News

Video Games

Youth Social

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

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