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Developing Research Questions and Crafting Thesis Statements: Break Down a Topic

Step 2: Break Down a Topic in a Concept Map

The video and accompanying slides will help you break down the topic that you found in an encyclopedia.

Concept Mapping for Developing your Research (Produced by Belk Library)

Concept Mapping

Review these slides for an overview of Concept Mapping.

Concept maps help you:

  • Visually represent a topic
  • Discover related aspects of a topic
  • Generate keywords for searching
  • Narrow your topic


Sample Concept Map

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