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Define Your Subject

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You may be asked to answer a question that your teacher provides or you may be asked to answer a self-generated question. In either case, you should review the assignment requirements and think.
Ask yourself: "What do I want to find out?" You may want to review the assignment and come up with a sentence or two that defines the scope of your project.
Here are some other questions that might you figure out what you want your topic to be:
  • What has been discussed in class that I want to know more about?
  • What are general topics that are interesting and how could they relate to the assignment?
  • What aspect of the assignment fascinates me?

Make your topic something that you will enjoy thinking about! If you are stuck and can't seem to come up with a topic you like and fulfills the assignment, talk to your teacher for additional suggestions.