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Writing 10 (Rios): Keywords

College Reading & Composition

Identify Keywords in a Research Question

What are the keywords you would select for this research question? Select your answer and click Submit.

What policies are effective in creating affordable housing and reducing housing inequities?
policies, effective, inequities: 7 votes (25.93%)
policies, affordable housing: 4 votes (14.81%)
policies, effective, affordable housing: 15 votes (55.56%)
reduce, housing inequities: 1 votes (3.7%)
Total Votes: 27

Identify Keywords & Synonyms for Your Research Question

Return to the Google spreadsheet for your section and find your name and research question. Add your keywords to Column C.  You can also add any synonyms to Column D.

Spreadsheet for WRI 10-13

Spreadsheet for WRI 10-69

Brainstorm Synonyms

Here is a chart with keywords and potential synonyms based on a revised research question from the Using & Selecting Keywords video.

RQ: Are young adults who play video games at an increased risk of being violent?
young adults teenagers adolescents youth  
video games online gaming Call of Duty Massive Multiple Player games computer games
violent aggressive or aggression assault brutality  

Selecting & Using Keywords

What advice does the narrator provide about selecting and using keywords in your searches?

* from Darrell W. Krueger Library, Winona State University (play until 2:50)