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ENGL 113: Approaches to University Writing

Choosing a Research Topic

Tips for Narrowing Your Topic


  • Narrow your focus to formulate a research question
  • Brainstorm related keywords and concepts
  • Reference resources can help you select and narrow your topic
  • Can you narrow your topic to a specific
    • Time period?
    • Event?
    • Geographical area?
    • Race, ethnicity, gender, or age group?

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