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Finding a Topic or Asking a Research Question?

Simply put, writing a college paper is about picking a topic or position and making an argument - explaning why you have picked that position, tying it together with the thoughts and ideas of experts, key players, and other relevant sources in your own words.

Your topic will evolve as you research.You will likely start with a big idea that's too much to tackle in a single paper. This is ok. Find the parts that most interest you. Clarity of direction will help you work smart. 

Explore this page to learn about planning, researching, and writing a College Paper.