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ENGL Murphy: Educated by Tara Westover

Brainstorming Keywords

Once you know which topic you want to write about you will need to think and explore what exactly you want to say. Brainstorming will help you focus on your specific topic, and the words you write down will help guide the searching you do in the Library's resources.

For example, if you are interested in learning more about the role of women in the Mormon church then you might write down the words:

  • women
  • girls
  • Mormon
  • Mormonism
  • feminism
  • gender roles
  • traditional gender roles

Combining several of the terms above in a search in the library's databases will help you begin to locate articles and books related to your topic. See below for more ideas to help your own brainstorming.

Brainstorming Educated - Keywords to Think About

FAMILY's role in EducatedQuestion 1 keywords

  • SUPPORT SYSTEMS
  • FAMILY
  • FAMILY DYNAMICS
  • FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
  • CHILDREN AND PARENTS
  • SIBLINGS
  • GENDER ROLES
  • SEXISM
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS
  • FAMILY LOYALTY
  • LOYALTY
  • STRICT PARENTS
  • MORMONISM
  • PLURALISM
  • SISTER WIVES

RELIGION's role in EducatedQuestion 2 keywords

  • HERBALISM
  • WELLNESS INDUSTRY
  • MIDWIFERY
  • MIDWIVES
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • FEMINISM
  • MANIPULATION
  • CULTS
  • MEMORY
  • EXTREMISM
  • RELIGION
  • MENTAL HEATH
  • EDUCATION
  • PHSYCIAL ABUSE
  • MENTAL ABUSE
  • ANTI-GOVERNMENT

EXTREMISM's role in EducatedQuestion 3 keywords

  • COLLEGE LIFE
  • WORLD VIEW
  • HIGHER EDUCATION
  • MENTAL ILLNESS
  • HOMESCHOOLING
  • ISOLATION
  • SURVIVALISM
  • SURVIVALISTS
  • "OFF THE GRID"
  • WHITE SUPREMACY
  • MILITIAS
  • TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS
  • CODEPENDENCY
  • DEPRESSION
  • DYNAMICS OF ABUSE

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES in EducatedKeywords for Question 4

  • SOCIALIZATION
  • SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
  • SOCIAL LIFE
  • ANTI-SOCIAL
  • DISCRIMINATION
  • HARASSMENT
  • GOOD PARENTING
  • BELIEFS
  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
  • SUCCESS
  • SUCCESS IN BUSINESS
  • HAPPINESS
  • DETERMINATION
  • GRIT