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From Topic to Question - Narrowing your Topic
TIP: Think of the 6 Question Words to help you narrow: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How
TIP: How specific you get depends on the assignment and how much time you have to complete it.
Your question needs to be narrow enough to work on in the time allotted and broad enough to find sources. If your question requires data collection or obscure primary sources, it may not be feasible for a semester-length paper.
(Adapted from an original by Shonn Haren, Wichita State University Libraries, 2015; Borrowed from IUPUI University Library, 2019, Adapted from OU Library, 2020.)
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