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ACDV B50: Contemporary Issues: Getting Started

For Academic Development students


Before you start your research, you need to create a narrow research topic or question that fits the scope of your assignment.  You also need search terms that describe your topic so that you can use them to find sources for your topic. This page will help you do these things.

Example of Research Question Chart

What Makes a Good Research Topic for This Assignment?

•Focused and specific
 •Asks a single question
 •Can be answered with Yes or No

Narrowing Your Topics

Selecting Keywords Example

Example of Concept Map