Narrowing Your Topic
Thinking about your Topic from Broad to Narrow
Example:I'm thinking of doing a paper on fashion. This topic could develop in many different ways.
Hint: Ask Yourself Questions About Your Topic:
- What do you know about it? What don't you know?
- What aspects of your topic interest you: historical, sociological, psychological, etc.
- What types of information do you need?
- Periodical articles, books, essays, encyclopedia articles?
Music The rise of rap and hip-hop in New York City in the 1980's
Education The effect of standardized testing on learning
Fashion The influence of fashion icon Coco Chanel on the fashion industry.