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ENGL 1001: First-Year Composition - Professor Hollcraft

This is a class page for ENGL 1001. Instructor: Jacqueline Hollcraft

From Topics to Keywords

This is a table of topics for the FYE Presentation Assignment.
Group Topic
FYE #1 Time Management as a College Student
FYE #2 Sleep, Exercise, and Eating Habits as a College Student
FYE #3 Confidence, Assertiveness, & Professionalism as a Student
FYE #4 Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
FYE #5 Successful Study Habits
FYE #6 Healthy Relationships in College
FYE #7 Student Stress and Campus Mental Health Services
FYE #8 Choosing a Major and Campus Career Services
FYE #9 The Diversity and Multiculturalism of Stan State
FYE #10 Studying Abroad




Select a topic.


After you have reviewed the topics and selected one, let's move to the next tab and develop a topic statement.

Now, let's turn your topic into a topic statement. 
Note: There are plenty of concepts/issues to choose from. It's possible that your concept/issue changes after today, however, for this section of the guide, let's select a concept/issue.
Example Topic Statement:
I'm interested in college students and the health risks of fast food.



Write out a sentence, similar in style to the example topic statement above, addressing your topic.


Once you have your topic statement, let's turn that topic statement into keywords.

Now, let's take your topic statement and turn it into keywords.

We can do this by identifying the most important words in your topic statement.
Example Topic Statement:
I'm interested in college students and the health risks of fast food.
Example Keywords:
1. college students
2. health risks
3. fast food
Review your topic statement and develop a list of words most relevant to your topic.
Now that you have the most relevant keywords from your topic statement, let's brainstorm associated words or phrases.

Now that you have your keywords from your topic statement, let's develop associated keywords.
Please go to the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus website.
Conduct a search for each of your keywords in the Thesaurus Search.
Review the associated keywords (synonyms) in the thesaurus and select the most relevant associated keyword.


Now that you have brainstormed associated keywords, it's time to find sources!

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