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7th Grade - Narrow a Topic

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Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused. 0701.4.1


Links verified on 5/29/2014


  1. Choosing and Narrowing Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
  2. Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
    1. Suggested Sequence
    2. Exercises
    3. Suggested Readings
  3. 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.
  4. How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
  6. Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  7. Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
  8. Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  9. Search Methods: Narrow a Topic - Finding too much information on a particular topic is a good sign your topic is too vague.
  10. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method

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