MDIA 1091 - Choosing a Topic

Tips for Choosing a Topic

  1. If at all possible choose a topic that interests you
  2. Think about aspects of your topic that would be of particular interest to your audience or the occasion. 
  3. Try to make your topic specific. 
    • Example: Instead of global warming, focus on a particular solution or cause
    • Example: Instead of addressing gun violence, examine a particular law that has contributed or reduced gun violence
  4. If you can't think of a topic, try searching in the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center or the CQ Researcher. Both of these tools provide links to information about popular research topics and those in the news. 
  5. If you'd like to discuss your topic more, feel free to get in touch with me