The first step towards choosing a topic is to find inspiration. Sometimes your professor will provide a list of topics or a specific topic for an assignment. If that is the case, choose something from those topics that interests you.
If you don't have a list like this to choose from, try some of these tips:
After choosing a topic, you will need to locate sources that give basic background information about the subject.
Think it through: To begin focusing your topic, you will need to consider your initial perspective and existing knowledge. Ask yourself or discuss with a peer:
Some of the information that a background search can provide includes:
For help further investigating a topic, browse an electronic subject encyclopedia or searching your topic on the Internet to gain a broad overview of a topic.