When choosing a topic, consider the following:
Topic elements to consider
Creating Research Topics and Questions
After spending a little time narrowing or broadening your topic as needed it's time to create research questions for your topic. This will help you explore your topic by giving you concrete way to move forward.
A good way to start is to think about Why Your Topic is Significant? If you can't answer this question in a meaningful way, then you need to make some changes. I always recommend asking yourself - why should anyone care about this topic?
Topic: Hazing rituals withing the US Marines
This topic is significant because hazing rituals can create a foundation for the type of soldier a man or woman will become and how he or she will approach their duties. With globalization and the current wars and conflicts the United States is involved in, our soldiers are located in many different regions of the world and act as representatives of our country. Not only is their training very important to understand, but the adverse effects can have a tremendous influence over a soldier.
What are the interesting aspects of your topic? What are some of the pieces of your topic?
Then some questions can start to surface:
Topic too broad: Photography
Why this is a problem:
Topic too narrow: Use of photography in Vietnam's Bac Kan province in the 1950s
Why this topic is a problem: