If you know you are interested in doing research in a broad subject area, try to think of ways you can make your subject more specific.
Some tips to consider when choosing a topic:
When selecting a topic, be sure to choose a subject area that is of genuine interest to you.
Consult your instructor, as he or she may be able to give advice concerning paper topics.
In order to articulate your ideas, it helps to express your topic idea as a question.
What if you don't have enough information to express your topic idea as a specific question? If this is the case, doing some background reading can help you to articulate your research topic.
Finding background information about a topic is an important step of the research process. If you are interested in pursuing a topic which is unfamiliar to you, reading an encyclopedia or a general article about the subject can allow you to articulate your topic idea and assist in pointing out areas for further research.
Sources to consult for background information include: