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Topics and Tacos Workshop: Research Topic Activity

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, you will be able to

  • Draft a research topic for an assignment
  • Create a list of keywords for your topic
  • Determine if your topic is too broad or too narrow
  • Locate and save relevant articles for your topic


In class, we have been learning about social media use and its effects on self-esteem. Research other recent findings, published in the last five years, relating to social media and self-esteem, and write a 3-5 page essay discussing the findings. Make a recommendation to the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) about a way to improve student self-esteem. Use only scholarly sources as evidence to support your statements. 


Adapted from Teaching Information Literacy: Threshold Concepts Lesson Plans for Librarians