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CAMS 1301: Presentational Speaking

Select a Topic

Select Your Topic

  • Choose a topic that you are interested in, you will be spending a lot of time writing and researching this topic.  
  • Be sure to follow the guidelines that your professor has given you for the research paper or assignment.  
  • Once you have a general topic in mind, identify keywords and find some background information on your topic.  

 

Background Information

Here are some options for finding background information:

Google your topic!

At this stage in your research, looking at relevant websites can be help you narrow or refine your topic.  Look for information from government websites and organizational websites to find background information.  

Utilize your textbooks

Peruse your textbooks to find background information on your selected topic.  

Find books in the library

Find reference books like encyclopedias or dictionaries in the library's catalog that provide background information on your topic in the library.