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Choosing and Narrowing your Topic

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Use this page to learn about how to choose a topic for a research assignment. Once you have chosen your topic, you will find information on how to turn a broad topic into a focused question that you can research. 

Narrowing your topic

This video will introduce you to the first step of a research project: Choosing your topic! It will break down the phases of the research process and help you go from a broad topic to a focused question that you can research. 

From Topic to Research Question

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This tutorial will guide your through the beginning stages of a research project from receiving and understanding your assignment, to choosing a topic, doing background research, and finally narrowing your topic into a focused research question. There are short quizzes along the way to help you check your knowledge!