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ENGL092 - Preparing for College Reading II - Schaub: Getting Started

This guide supports the research assignment for Professor Schaub's ENGL092 classes.

Using Keywords

When doing research, your chances of finding relevant information can be improved by brainstorming and selecting good search terms or keywords.

Keywords are:

  • typically nouns
  • the main points of your topic

Think about what you want to research and note the main terms--these will become your keywords.

Example: What is the effect of sleep deprivation on the grades of college students? (Words highlighted in blue are the keywords)

Think of synonyms or related terms to increase your search options! 

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