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The research skills tutorial

Investigating Step 2:
Identifying a topic

 

Deciding on a topic to research can be frustrating.

What SHOULD you choose for a topic? Your answer may be "I have no idea what I want." But don't let this bog you down. Topics are all around you every day.

[collage of subway tunnel, afghan boy, somali herders, unemployed americans, teacher and pupils, great lake]

Photos source: Flickr - Clockwise from top left: ardiansyah michwan; Tom Gill (lapstrake); Argonne National Laboratory; Bob Jagendorf; wisaflcio; UN Photo/Luke Powell.