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HONR 111 (McCarty): Topic Exploration

Keyword Exercise

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Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.

Topic question: “How do college students get help for mental health issues?”

Keywords:          college students          help          mental health

Fill out the keyword sheet below to explore wording that is used to describe your own topic.

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If you get stuck coming up with some alternates, a thesaurus might be a good place to start. Just remember that connotation matters, so just because something is a synonym doesn't mean it's the right one for your search. A cottage in the forest sounds like a lovely vacation, but a cabin in the woods is a horror movie.

In addition to the link to below, MS Word has a built-in thesaurus: