Let's practice using our topic example: alcohol abuse and student success. If we answer at least 3 of our helpful questions above:
WHO: College age students, young adults, people between the ages of 18-25
WHAT: Alcohol use statistics in colleges, alcohol related deaths for students, dropout rates and stories, drunk driving, college partying, grades, graduation rates
WHERE: United States College and Universities
WHY: Need for stress relief, socialization, fitting in, hazing for fraternities and sororities, boredom
HOW: Raising taxes on alcohol, less ads for alcohol, tougher sentencing for alcohol related offenses
Putting It Together
My research question: Does drinking alcohol negatively affect college student grades in the United States?
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Finding a Topic
Your essay must take a position on some topic related to schooling during the pandemic. Use the databases below to see what people are saying about the pandemic first to get some background information.