Select Your Research Topic
SELECTING A TOPIC
When preparing to write a research paper, select a topic that
- is appropriate to the assignment and is interesting to you
- considers the particular perspective or academic discipline from which you'll approach it, e.g., religious, philosophical, cultural, etc.
- is neither too broad nor too narrow
too broad: Genetic Engineering
too narrow: The Effects of Genetically Engineered Corn Grown in Iowa on Children's Health
acceptable: The Possible Health Consequences of Genetically Engineered Crops
- has adequate information resources to support it. You may have to do some initial research to determine this or speak to a librarian.