Review the Assignment Requirements.
List keywords to define your topic.
Dogs are smarter than cats.
Dogs: canine, Golden Retriever, pets
Cats: felines, domestic pets, Persians
Smart: intelligence, IQ, clever, bright
Gather Background Information on Your Topic
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Is your topic too broad? Too narrow?
If your topic is too broad you will drown in information overload!
Examples of broad topics: "teenage pregnancy" or "the war in Iraq" -
If your topic is too narrow you will drive yourself crazy trying to find useful information.
Examples of narrow topics: "What are the effects of raising CTA prices on the working poor?" or "Do Golden Retrievers make better therapy dogs?".