Paraphrase the keywords in your problem statement.
To paraphrase the keywords in your problem statement:
Step 2: Highlight each keyword in your problem statement.
Step 3: Use a Thesaurus to generate as many suitable synonyms or near synonyms for each keyword.
Step 4: List the words generated by the Thesaurus underneath the appropriate word in your problem statement.
Step 5: Rewrite your problem statement by replacing keywords.
Step 6: Try all the different combinations of keywords by swapping them in-and-out.
Step 7: Look for words that cause distinct shifts in the meaning of the problem statement.
Step 8: Look for hidden assumptions associated with certain keywords.
Step 9: Recognize any keywords or phrases that are value-laden or emotionally-loaded. Replaced these with less judgmental language.
Step 10: Rewrite your Problem Statement in a way that best describes your current thinking.
Step 11: Add any new keywords to your Keywords List.