Answered By: JJ Fickenworth
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016     Views: 19

That's a great question. The short video below (3:29) will help you get started by doing the following:

  • Start with a general area of interest.
  • List subjects within that area.
  • Narrow your subject list to one topic.
  • Consider different aspects of the topic.
  • Choose the aspect you want to research and formulate a description of your topic.

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The Research Process
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Tutorials that might help: Choosing a Topic and Background Research Tips
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