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English 1201

Topic Development / Keywords

Topic & Keyword Worksheet

 

  1. Write down the question you want to ask about your topic:

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  1. Now try see if you can identify any major concepts (or ideas) from your question.

Keep things simple, no more than three!

Write them down here:

1st Major Concept (Idea) ______________________________________________

2nd Major Concept (Idea) _____________________________________________

3rd Major Concept (Idea) _____________________________________________

  1. Look at your major concepts above. Now try thinking of similar or related words for each concept. These can be your keywords, and you can use them to help when you search.

Write down 1 or 2 keywords under each major concept:

Similar or Related Words

1st Major Concept (Idea)

2nd Major Concept (Idea)

3rd Major Concept (Idea)

KEYWORDS

1.

1.

1.

2.

2.

2.

3.

3.

3.

 

 

 

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Consider this sample Topic: Immigration

2. From this topic consider this sample question: Should illegal immigrants be made legal citizens?

3. Write down 2 major topics contained in the sample question: Should illegal immigrants be made legal citizens?

1st Major Concept (Idea) ______________________________________________

2nd Major Concept (Idea) _____________________________________________

4. For each major concept, write just 1 related or similar word that could be used as a keyword:

One Keyword (1st Major Concept) ______________________________________________

One Keyword (2nd Major Concept)_____________________________________________