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WRD 111: Composition & Communication II: 1a. Select a Topic

the second course in the composition & communication sequence, in which students compose written, spoken, and multimedia arguments about public issues. Summer 2010.

Need Ideas for a Topic?

Students report that getting started is the most difficult part of the research process. Look at the some of the topics listed in CQ Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints to help you generate ideas for your research topic.

Gun Control Is Not a Research Question

The Research Assignment

Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment and its requirements. Consider the following:

  • Have you been assigned a topic or can you pick your own?
  • How many pages/words do you need to write? How long is your presentation?
  • Do you need to include specific types of sources? (e.g., scholarly journal, book, government document)
  • When is the assignment due? How much time do you have to do your research?
  • Is currency of information important?

When in doubt, consult your instructor.