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ENGL 15 - Rhetoric and Composition - Roberts

Professor Sylvia Roberts - DuBois Campus

Your Topic and Search Terms

After you have identified your topic, it is important that you make a list synonyms/alternative terms so you can more easily find books, articles, and more. Remember this will help in Google too!

For instance, while you may say ​teenager​, ​some sources may use adolescent ​instead.

Did you know you can use Wikipedia to do this? Watch this short video. (Just remember not to cite Wikipedia in your speeches!)

Topic Shopping

Having trouble thinking of a topic that interests you? These resources will help.