Research Paper Topic (Brainstorming, Journaling, Clustering, Mapping, etc.)
How to Develop a Good Research Topic:
How to Develop a Good Research Topic (Links to an external site.)
Techniques for developing a promising research topic:
Clustering & Mapping
Clustering/Mapping (Links to an external site.)
The writer's journal, a place for all your ideas (Links to an external site.)
Brainstorming (freewriting, clustering and journaling)
Brainstormingut (Links to an external site.)
As you work on topic selection for the Term paper assignment, here are a few techniques that can be used to help you explore ideas and interests. These short videos are meant to expose you to several different pre-writing techniques.
After trying one, two, or more techniques, tell your classmates’ about your experience. What worked? What did not work? What suggestions do you have for your peers? What frustrations have you encountered, and how you plan to overcome them to select a viable topic? Your response should be 2-3 well developed paragraphs.