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Student Research Help - Topic

I need to pick a topic.

Picking a topic can sometimes be the hardest part of a research project, so if you're struggling, don't feel bad. Below are some strategies for coming up with a topic.

  • Think of an issue important to you or a community to which you belong. You can define "community" broadly (that is, not just your hometown). For example, you could think of the community of people who practice the same religion you do, or the community of people who have the same hobby you do.
  • Read the news. Reading news articles can give you an idea of current popular issues
  • Think about what course reading or textbook chapter interested you the most. If it's early in the semester, look ahead in your syllabus or textbook to get more ideas.

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