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Teens > Topics and Keywords

Pick­ing and devel­op­ing a top­ic is one of the first steps in begin­ning a research paper or project. It can also be one of the trick­i­est ones. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choos­ing your topic:


Key­words are impor­tant words/​concepts found in your research ques­tion. Using the right words will speed up the research process, while the wrong ones can slow you down.

Example: texting while driving is dangerous
Example: how does anxiety affect academic performance in teenagers