Choosing a topic can often be the most challenging part of a research assignment, especially if your instructor asks you to write or talk about anything you want.
The first step is: Define your assignment.
To do this considering the following questions:
Ideas can come from just about anywhere…
There are many places on the web that offer resources for choosing a topic. Here are some suggestions:
Ask a librarian! We can help you find topic selection resources in the subject area related to your research assignment.
Once you’ve chosen a topic, the following handouts may be useful. Availabile via the tabs in the left column.
Adapted from UC Davis Library
Last modified: December 20, 2010