Choosing your topic may begin with a simple subject, like solar power or Benjamin Franklin, but development of a topic involves working on your thesis, or controlling idea.
Working on your thesis may require gathering some quick background information, and sketching a simple outline to be sure your topic will be the best match for your assignment.
Follow the links below to videos and documents about choosing and narrowing topics:
Developing your thesis statement first will help you target your narrowed topic and stay focused:
Outlining is an excellent way to help you develop or narrow your topic. Think about your major subtopics and thesis first!