1. Brainstorm topics
- Consider your own interests - make a list!→
- Talk with classmates
- Look at encyclopedias or dictionaries and review class readings and syllabus
2. Review assignment requirements
- What type of assignment is it - a quick oral presentation, a long paper?
- How much information do you need?
- Does the information need to be current or historical?
- Is point of view an issue? Do you need opinions?
Next→ Develop a Research Question