Using your chosen broad topics, create your research (thesis) statement:
- What are the effects of media violence on children?, OR ...
- Media violence affects (or does not affect) children.
Your objective? Using evidence found in your research, seek to prove your research statement OR answer your research question.
From your broad topics, build a vocabulary of similar or related search terms you can substitute if needed when searching online...
- media: television, film, video games, comics, music
- violence: crime
- children: teens, adolescents
These are your search terms you will use to locate information resources. Consult a thesaurus to add synonyms to these terms, if necessary.