|Coming up with a topic for your paper can sometimes be the hardest or most frustrating part of the research process|
Understand the assignment
Is it an assigned topic or can it be one of your own choosing?
How many pages should it be?
Are you required to use certain types of materials, such as scholarly articles?
Keep your question clear and open-ended
Unless you're writing a book or dissertation, think about how much you can cover in a research paper.
Select something that interests you!
If possible, choose a topic that you find interesting and that you want to know more about.
Divide your topic into a few main concepts:
Sample topic: Is memory loss related to aging?
The keywords are memory loss & aging
List the related terms for each keyword: