Starting your paper is hard, but it is a very important part of your research. Research is inquiry - asking for more information, finding the right questions, being curious, investigating. Begin with a big, simple idea and be aware during your investigation process. Stay aware of the size of the assignment and you will find the right fit!
This tutorial will walk you through strategies to develop a strong topic for a research paper or assignment. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. To feel confident and comfortable with your research assignment, watch these two videos and then move to "Refine Your Topic."