As you begin your research paper, it may seem easier to choose a broad topic that you know will fill all those pages you have to write. But while a broad topic is a good place to start, you will quickly find yourself overwhelmed with too much information. Likewise, a very specific topic may not get you enough sources to write a paper. What should you do?
HOW TO FIND A TOPIC 101
To help you narrow your topic, ask yourself some questions such as:
Narrowing your topic can be difficult, especially at the beginning of your writing process. Using a concept map may help you refine your topic.