FOCUSING YOUR TOPIC
Selecting a topic is possibly the most difficult part of doing research. Is it too big? Is it too narrow? Will I be able to find enough on it?
Many students initially pick fairly broad topics and then need to narrow or focus the subject in order to write their papers.
To narrow a topic, state your topic as a question or a sentence.
TOO BROAD BETTER TOPIC Affirmative action Affirmative action should be applied to
Gambling Does gambling lead to an increase in crime? Violence and TV Do violent cartoons have a detrimental
effect on children?