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How to deveop your topic using concept mapping
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2012 URL: http://libguides.walsh.edu/topics Print Guide RSS Updates
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Developing your Topic

Once your topic has been assigned or selected:

  • Think of important key words or ideas (tagging)
    Try mind mapping
  • Identify what you want to do
    Persuade, review literature, write an essay
    What has the instructor assigned?
  • What type of information do you need?
    Statistics, background information, studies, peer-reviewd articles?
  • Analyze your topic so far
    Is it too broad or narrow? Anticipate questions and arguments
  • Summarize your topic so far
    This is a good time to check in with your instructor and make sure you are on the right track
  • Write out your approach to the topic keeping an open mind
    Consider that the information you find during research  may cause you to rethink things
    Stay objective
  • Organize your notes and start writing
 

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