Often your teacher will assign a topic or present you with a list of possible topics to choose from. Or you may be asked to come up with your own topic. If you are stuck, remember to:
– Choose a topic you’re interested in. What would you like to learn more about?
– Find a problem that others may care about.
– Look through your course materials for a general idea.
– Browse through current magazines and newspapers.
– Consult an encyclopedia in your subject field.
– Do a quick search on the Web.
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