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Focused Research Topic


Select the most focused research topic. SPI 0801.4.1

Links verified on 9/3/2014

  1. Choosing and Narrowing Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
  2. General Strategies for Narrowing Topics -
  3. Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
    1. Suggested Sequence
    2. Exercises
    3. Suggested Readings
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Narrow a Research Topic - [9 slides] This short show shows ways to narrow a topic using Eating Disorders as an example.
  5. How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples
  6. How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
  7. Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  8. Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
  9. Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic
  10. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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