Consider your assignment title and look out for words
which instruct you to do something specific for example:
- separate and look at the main ideas and issues
- consider differences
- examine, consider arguments for/against and
give a conclusion
Then look for words which
may indicate a particular aspect of a topic to consider
or limit your research to, for example:
Discuss the benefits
of genetically modified foods?
Analyse the impact of global warming over the past
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Now let's consider a sample essay title and create a
search strategy. Developing a search strategy will help you get the
best results from your research.