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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

3 - Topic

Pick a Good Topic

Lily’s assignment is broad enough to give her some choices when picking a topic. So, what makes a good topic?

  • It interests you! You'll enjoy it and do a better job.
  • It meets the requirements of your assignment.
  • It’s broad enough to give you several search options.
  • It’s focused enough that you’re not overwhelmed with information.