UNIV FYE 1824: Choosing
a topic

Defining a topic

Before you start to search for any information spend some time thinking about your search terms and your topic.  

There are a couple of tips to make your life easier:

  • state your topic as a question: What are the effects of raising the minimum wage on the economy? OR By what amount should the minimum wage be raised?
  • identify the concepts: What are the effects of raising the minimum wage on the economy? OR By what amount should theminimum wage be raised
  • brainstorm for synonyms for the concepts:

Picking a topic is research