ELP Advanced Writing Tools

English Writing Program (ELP) Advanced Writing for Research

Library Research Guide

How to Develop Your Research Topic

It can be hard to choose the right topic for your research. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What are you interested in?
  • Is there a particular aspect of the topic that interests you?
  • What do you know about the topic?
  • Is there a specific time period you want to cover?
  • Is there a geographic region or country on which you want to focus?

Pick something that interests you! This will help make any research fun, interesting, and much easier overall if you enjoy the topic you've chosen.   

How to Narrow Your Topic

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