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ENG 100 Prof. Shamecca Harris Fall 2023

How to create effective keywords

Good keywords save you time as you search!

Three steps for developing keywords:

(1) Pull out the important words from your topic, sub-topic, and questions above.
(2) Look at each word: is it a KEY CONCEPT? Does it DESCRIBE my idea, by itself?  If it's not clear, come up with a better word that does describe that key concept.
(3) Think about words that people who write about these issues might use.