Q. How do I pick a research topic?

Since you will spend a lot of time working on your research paper, it's important to make sure your topic is one that will interest you and also fits the requirements of your assignment. Some strategies for picking a topic include:

  • thinking about current events or controversies that you feel strongly about
  • reviewing your course materials and expanding on lessons you learned in class
  • using a reference tool like Credo or Wikipedia to learn background information on subjects you're interested in but not very familiar with 
  • reflecting on experiences in your life or community and apply them to your research

Remember that your topic does not have to be set in stone! You may change ideas several times as you start doing research, and that's okay. 

 

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Answered By: Taylor Vazquez
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2021     Views: 11