Creating a Research Plan
Make your search for resources more useful by using the Create a Research Plan worksheet:
Create a Research Plan (Blank)
Create a Research Plan (Example)
- Pose your topic in the form of a statement OR a question.
- Choose 2-4 most important terms (keywords) drawn directly from your research statement/question and write each in the Keywords column in separate boxes.
- In the synonyms column, write at least ONE synonym, or related term (broader or narrower) for each keyword.
Tip: For ideas for synonyms/related terms, write down in the Synonyms/Related Terms column any subject headings from a helpful article to use as potential search terms.