Choosing a Topic
Choosing what to write about for a term paper can be a difficult task. Use this page to get advice on how to choose a topic wisely, for links to topic ideas, and to show you how to narrow or broaden your topic.
Some important points to consider when choosing a topic are:
Sometimes, you do not have a choice about what topic to write on. The most important consideration for any student is whether you can get enough information about the topic. You should at least determine whether or not the library has books or journal articles on your topic as the first step in your research. If you wait until the last minute to start your research, it may be too late to change topics if you discover it is difficult to find the information
How to Narrow or Broaden Your Topic
If your topic is too broad, you will find too much information and will have difficulty writing about it because there will be too much to include. You will need to narrow your focus. If your topic is too narrow, too specific, too specialized or too new, you will have difficulty finding enough information about it and will need to broaden your focus.General topic you need to Narrow:
General topic you need to Broaden: