|"Choose a topic related to the course that interests you."
This sentence (or something like it) is in so many assignments and syllabi, you would think that this is the simplest part of the assignment - pick a topic. In reality, this can be the most challenging part of the assignment, partly because we may not know yet what interests us, or, more commonly, we may have a general idea, but when we start searching the information we find is too broad or isn't really relevant.
This guide is designed to help you with developing a topic that is "researchable", that is:
A topic that is neither too broad or too narrow, and for which we can find reliable information.
Don't even know where to start? It's always best to choose something that interests you, or that you are curious about - but what if you're not even sure about that?
Here are some strategies for figuring out what course topics might interest you:
Once you have an idea, now you're ready to begin developing your topic into a research question.
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