TED Talks Brainstorming and Researching
Topics & Keywords 1. Identify TWO main keywords to describe your topic.
Topics & Keywords 2. Generate lists of synonyms.
Working Thesis 3. List problems connected to your keywords.
Working Thesis 4. List your own ideas about your keywords.
Working Thesis 5. Merge your best "problems" with your best "ideas."
Research Questions 6. Identify what may already be true about your working thesis.
Research Questions 7. Identify additional keywords and subjects you need to learn more about.
Research 8. Visit the subject guide on the library website: http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/. List the areas relevant to your working thesis.
Be Radical 9. Rewrite your working thesis as an imperative with exaggeration.
Be More Radical 10. Say it again.