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GLST 201 - The Global City: Create a Plan

Global City Profile

The Outline is Your Roadmap

Brainstorm: List all the ideas that you want to include in your paper.
Organize: Group related ideas together.
Order: Arrange the groups in subsections from general to specific or from abstract to concrete.
Note: List resources found for each section of your outline.


A quick review of the outline will help you identify areas that still need research to support the ideas presented, BEFORE you start the process of writing the paper.

 

See additional helpful outlining tips at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab:

Finding Keywords

Find keywords to use in your searches for articles and other materials. 

  • Use the concepts suggested on the Global City Profile sheet to start. For example:
    • economic equality / income distribution
    • globalization
    • culture
    • technology
    • global trends
    • prospects (or future)

Here are some tips for mining keywords from your background searches.

  • Look for unique language or "keywords" of the background articles you read
  • Mine keywords from the abstracts of the first articles you find, as well as the subject terms assigned to the articles in EBSCO. Look especially for words that uniquely describe that city's situation.
  • Look at the bibliography or sources cited at the end of articles, and look at the subject terms assigned to them.

 

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