Developing a Search Strategy
A search strategy consists of the keywords in your topic sentence.
Topic Sentence: College students engage in risky behavior.
college students risky behavior
- Always identify synonyms or related words to help you obtain more results. Consult Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus Online- http://www.merriam-webster.com for additional terms.
Synonyms for risky behavior:
risk-taking risk-taking behavior
- Think about different ways to define risky.
Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus offers these synonyms:
dangerous grave grievous hazardous
jeopardizing menacing parlous perilous
threatening serious unsafe unhealthy
- Choose examples of specific risky behaviors:
high-risk drinking substance abuse sexual risk-taking
- Obtaining a variety of terms allows you to develop a more sophisticated search strategy.