HU EMPOWER - Choosing Your Topic: Page 3 of 12
What will you write about?
Once you understand the assignment, you need
to decide on a topic. To help with ideas:
- Browse for topics in periodicals that you read for fun or that relate to your course work.
- Talk to your classmates or your instructor.
- Go to the English Department's Writing Center at Armstrong 240.
- Do some exploratory searches in an electronic database like
Academic Search Complete and read abstracts or explore
the subject guide search (More about using electronic
databases is in the module called Finding Articles.)
If you still need help, talk to a reference librarian or link to Harvey Library's Ask-A-Librarian. Of course, you can also see us in person at the Reference Desk at Harvey Library!