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What makes a good topic and how do you pick one?


Picking your topic can be overwhelming! Consider it just part of the research process. Just because you pick a topic doesn't mean it won't change or evolve as you research and write.

What makes a good topic?

  1. Interests or impacts you
  2. Familiar to you through coursework or personally - you have some existing knowledge
  3. Broad enough to have multiple sources of information
  4. Specific enough to be manageable in the page requirements of your paper
  5. Instructor approved

Helpful Search Tools

These search tools can help generate ideas for your topic.

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