Choosing a topic is the first and maybe the most important step of the research and writing process! This step will determine the rest of your steps -- what your thesis statement is, what sources you use, and how to write your paper. So it's important to make sure you choose a strong and engaging topic.
Strategies for finding a topic:
Good questions to ask yourself when choosing a topic are:
When you pick your topic, it's not set in stone. Picking and adjusting your topic is an integral part of the research process!
Sometimes it can be difficult to think up a great research topic. Have no fear -- Taylor Library is here to help! Check out these database and websites to get some ideas.
Once you have a topic in mind: