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Research Process Tutorial: Define & Refine topic

Research is more meaningful if you can tie it in with your career or personal life.

Define & Refine topic - Steps 1 & 2

Step 1: Try to do something that matters to you, that applies to the career you are pursuing.

Step 2: Describe your topic in one sentence.

Hint: Narrow the topic with more terms, or broaden topic with synonyms.

I need a topic.

Hint: Many people start with a topic that is too BIG, and need to narrow down their topic.

DEFINE your topic in a sentence.

Best practices:
Consider multiple keywords, synonyms, or points of view.
Narrow your topic down to meet assignment’s stated goals.

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