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ENGL 420 Seminar Guide

This guide is intended to assist students in ENGL420 with research for their capstone papers.

Concept Mapping and Brainstorming Keywords

Break down your research topic or question into different concepts using a concept map like the one below. Then brainstorm synonyms and related words. As you research and find commonly used terms or phrases, add them to your concept map! 

Don't give up if you have tried searching a set of keywords and don't see any relevant results! Try different keywords or concepts, including different combinations of keywords. You will find different results in different databases.