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ECON 485: Economics of Sports

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Topic Development & Keyword Exercise

Topic Development Exercise

  1. Write down everything you know about your topic.
  2. Now, write down what you don't know and want to learn about your topic.
  3. Find a partner. Take 1 minute to describe your topic.
  4. Take 1 minute for your partner to describe their topic.

Developing Keywords

  1. Write out your potential research topic/question that you worked on in the Topic Development Exercise.
  2. Find a partner.
  3. Take 30 seconds and brainstorm synonyms and related terms for your topic.
  4. Take 30 seconds and brainstorm synonyms and related terms for your partner's topic.

Citing Your Sources

Why do we cite? Citations serve three major roles in scholarly work:

  • They allow you to show how your argument is built upon the ideas of others.
  • They allow you to indicate which ideas are taken from others, and from whom those ideas were taken; in other words, to give credit where it's due.
  • They allow the interested reader to follow your argument and confirm its logic by investigating the ideas on which the argument is built, or to further explore those ideas on their own.

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