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Tunxis Composition II

Background Information-Reference Articles

Start with general terms and search for keywords such as "college" or "vaccinations."

Think Like a Researcher!

  • Consider both sides of an issue
  • Distinguish opinion from fact/evidence
  • Approach research with a question and an open mind
  • Look for a problem that underlies a research question

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