Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Topic and Search Terms

What do you want to write about? What are you interested in learning about that fits the assignment parameters?

Try this!  Write down anything related to your main idea.
Use our HSN databases and reference books to find out the following about your topic.


Words exp
erts use?

Related topics?

People related to topic?

Kinds of people?

Organizations related to topic?

Places related to topic?


Now you have a list of words that will help you while searching.  
Tip! Add or subtract keywords to get different results.  

Remember!  If you get stuck while researching, change your words or change your tools.

See Mrs. Carroll for a graphic organizer to help you choose your topic and create search terms.

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