Develop your research topic

Brainstorm ideas with classmates, friends, instructors or librarians to develop a research topic.
Brainstorm ideas with classmates, friends, instructors or librarians to develop a research topic.

Why develop your research topic?

  • A focused topic will save you time and frustration later in your research process
  • It helps you to be clear about what you do and do not need

Tips for developing a research topic

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Share your ideas with classmates, friends, instructors or librarians
  • Browse encyclopedias or other materials for ideas on your topic
  • Understand expectations of your assignment
  • Select a topic that is interesting to you
  • Develop a question by completing the sentence: "I want information on..."

 

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