Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused. 0701.4.1
Links verified on 5/29/2014
- Choosing and Narrowing Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
- Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
- How to Narrow a Research Topic - [9 slides] This short show shows ways to narrow a topic using Eating Disorders as an example.
- How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
- Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
- Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
- Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Search Methods: Narrow a Topic - Finding too much information on a particular topic is a good sign your topic is too vague.
- Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method