IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

charcacter thinkingSelect a Topic

Your instructor may have given you a topic but, more likely, you have the freedom to select one yourself. Here are some helpful tips:

Select a topic that interests you

The more interested you are in your topic, the more motivated and enthusiastic you will be to research and understand its complexities.

Select a topic that is researchable

Time-saving tip

Some topics just aren't good research topics. Why does my cat chase mice? is not a very do-able topic. A better topic might be, How do cats compare to other animals, such as dogs and horses, in animal-assisted therapy? A quick chat with a librarian or your instructor before you start could save you some time.

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