it all Together
So far we've covered:
selecting a topic and focusing it
a research quesion
narrowing and broadening a topic
let's illustrate all this step by step with a sample topic.
that you have been assigned a twenty-page paper on some
topic relating to the environment.
will need to find a subject within this very broad topic.
One helpful strategy would be to consult an environmental
encyclopedia. As you skim articles in the encyclopedia,
you will get ideas for a topic and for ways
to make that topic progressively narrower and narrower.
Thus, you might proceed in the following way: