Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 3

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Lesson 3 Objectives: Developing a Topic

The purpose of this lesson is to help you learn the keys to choosing a concise, researchable topic and determine appropriate search terms for finding resources on your topic.


Students will be able to...

…develop an appropriate research topic for the assignment and your academic goals.

…differentiate between a key word, "real-world" term, subject term, and subject classification.

…analyze a term for its appropriateness as search term by applying a Search Term Test flow chart.



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Dale Larsen

I love to help with your research: from just seeing the assignment, to wrapping up with citation management -drop me a line or come by 1726C on the first floor of the Marriott Library
Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library