IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

welcomeChoose and Explore a Topic

So many topics! How do you choose?

How often have we seen students put a lot of work into a topic, then drop the topic and start a new one from scratch? Who needs to do all that extra work?

Choosing a topic for your assignment can be challenging. This tutorial will show you some tips for making the challenge a little easier.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify questions to ask about the assignment.
  • Identify techniques for focusing on a manageable topic.
  • Turn a topic into a research question.
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updated: 23/3/09