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ENG 102: Composition II

Mind Mapping

  • Mind mapping is a visual way to organize your topic.
  • It can help take a broad topic and narrow it down to a segment that will fit the scope of your paper.
  • It's a graphic way to brainstorm content and structure.

Turning a Topic into a Search

Using AND, OR, or NOT (The Boolean Operators):

  • AND will bring up results with ALL the words (narrows your results)
  • OR will show results with either word (more results)
  • NOT will eliminate results containing a certain word (narrows your results)