Welcome to UAB Libraries! How can we help? Do you need to:
Start where you are. Have you written your idea down yet? Is it a complete sentence with everything spelled correctly? Excellent. Now, let's tear it apart.
Not everything you've written down is important to the investigation. Focus in on the most important...well, keywords.
Sometimes you may not need a word at all because it is implied in the effort itself. Some words need to be given more thought to see if they matter.
Every word you use can contain numerous other ideas. Maybe those ideas are more specific. Maybe those ideas are just ways to convey the same idea more precisely.