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How Do I Develop a Successful Topic?: Welcome

What You Will Learn


Student to Librarian: I'm having trouble narrowing down my topic. Can you help me?

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Choose a topic that is appropriate for the assignment
  • Create a research statement
  • Identify the keywords or main ideas from your topic

Use the purple tabs at the top of the page to view the lesson and complete the quiz.

Getting Started

Check Mark

  • Check audio on your computer or have headphones ready 
  • Some activities use Java.  You can download it for free here.

Developing a Topic

Developing a topic


Tips for Choosing a Topic

Selecting an appropriate topic can be challenging.  Make sure you have a good understanding of your assignment and choose something interesting to you!

Watch this short video to learn more about choosing a topic.  (*you will need to adjust the volume on this video)