Writing 160 Brainstorming Activity

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I have incororated an active learning exercise in my Writing 160 Library Instruction.

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Writing 160 Brainstorming Activity

  1. 1. Keyword Search ConceptsKeyword Terms – are words or phrases that identify major concepts within the topic.Boolean Operators – keyword terms may be combined with AND, OR, and NOT to broaden ornarrow a search.  AND – Narrows your search by connecting two or more keywords. Example: global warming AND recycling – retrieves results containing both global warming AND recycling.Truncation – use an asterisk (use ? in the library catalog) to search for multiple endings of a word.  For example – recyc* retrieves recyclable, recycler, and recycled.Phrase Searching – use quotation marks around keywords to find the exact phrase.  For example – “global warming” will retrieve results with the phrase global warming. Brainstorming Activity Research Topic _____________________________1. Keywords: Identify major concepts with this topic (brainstorm!) and write down 3-4 keywords. 1. ________________________ 2. _______________________ 3. ________________________ 4. ______________________2. Combine your keywords with a Boolean operator. EXAMPLE: global warming AND recycling3. Combine a Boolean operator to your keyword search. EXAMPLE: global warming AND recyc*4. Place quotation marks around your keywords to turn it into a phrase. EXAMPLE: “global warming”

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