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English 1005 - College Writing and Research - Gruenwald

Find a Topic

Find Topics 

There are many ways to generate topics for an assignment if you are still unsure after reviewing the assignment:

  • Meet with your professor. They can help you generate, develop, and provide examples of suitable topics. 
  • Chat with your classmates. What are they considering? Brainstorm together to generate ideas.
  • Think about what you are studying in other classes. Are there ways to intersect or relate ideas? 
  • Brainstorm! Create a mind map of keywords, ideas, items, subjects, and questions you have about the topic. 
  • Browse! Look at news articles, textbooks, and reference materials (e.g. encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs).       

Resources to Find Topics

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