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Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question
Starting Reaserch Question:
What are the implications of the Every Child Succeeds Act?
Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:
What are the implications of Every Child Succeeds Act?
Good Initial Search Terms: (Think of synonyms)
implications, "Every Child Succeeds Act"
Step 2: Get Background Information
- Overview - Gain a broad understanding of your topic
- Definitions - Be an informed reader
- Notable Names - Know the major players
- Dates & Events - Contextualize your topic
- Bibliographies - Fish those citations!
Step 3: Gather More Search Terms
Build a list of keywords and synonyms
"Every Child Succeeds Act" • NCLB • "No Child Left Behind" • "No Child Left Behind Act"
Performance • Evaluation • Outcomes • Results
Failing • Passing • Success
"Elementary and Secondary Education Act" • "Standards-Based Education"
Students • Teachers
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