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Research: A Quick Start Guide

This guide will help you find resources and organize your research

Brainstorming with Concept Maps and Keywords

Time to Brainstorm

A concept map can be a helpful way to brainstorm around your topic and figure out exactly what you want to talk about for your assignment. Keywords are what you will use to conduct research on your topic. We have a helpful worksheet you can work through to figure out keywords for your topic. Check out the example sheet below the concept map video for guidance. 

Try brainstorming some keywords on your own:

Or watch this video on keywords:

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