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ENGL 100: Basic Writing: Your Topic

A General Topic

What will I write about?

General Topic: Usually a few words or a phrase that you'd be interested in researching.

  • Media Violence
  • Gun laws
  • Climate Change
  • Bullying
  • Animal Rights
  • Women's Issues
  • Anything else you can think of!

Background Research

Background Research: searching and reading a variety of information about your general topic in order to decide where you want to focus your research.

Video courtesy of North Carolina State University Libraries:  http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/

libnscu (2014, May 1). Picking your topic is research [video file].  Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0B3Gjlu-1o

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