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Before you Begin: Know the Assignment
- What length is your final paper supposed to be?
- How many resources are required?
- What types of resources are required?
- When is the assignment due?
Before Searching: Develop a Strategy
- PRE-search several topics that you are interested in to see what kind of information is available. Will there be enough to support the assignment requirements?
- Is there a way to narrow or expand your topic using keywords? These will become your search terms.
- Example Thesis: "A lottery ticket reveals social ideas about acceptable forms of recreation."
- Example Keywords: lottery ticket, social ideas, recreation
- Brainstorm additional search terms by finding words with similar meanings.
- Example 1: lottery ticket: lottery, lotteries, gambling
- Example 2: social ideas: culture, perspectives, beliefs
- Example 3: recreation: entertainment, amusement, relaxation
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