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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Schmidt

Understand Your Topic

Moving forward with research is impossible if you don't know the most basic information about your topic. You may have read about a topic in the news, but in In order to get up to speed about a topic you need to do some background reading in reliable sources. This background information can be found on reliable websites or in reference resources. When doing this type of reading, you want to look for terms that professionals use to write about your topic, as well as gain a solid definition of your topic. You should also be looking for the ideas and concepts associated with your topic.