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  1. 1. TOPIC FOCUS How to find a good topic for your research
  2. 2. Study the Topics Below. <ul><li>___ sports throughout history </li></ul><ul><li>___ the controversy over academic standards and high school football eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>___ how football developed </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which is which? <ul><li>Choose C for the topic that is broadest </li></ul><ul><li>B for the topic that is more focused </li></ul><ul><li>A beside that topic that is most focused </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>___ sports throughout history </li></ul><ul><li>___ the controversy over academic standards and high school football eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>___ how football developed </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>C sports throughout history </li></ul><ul><li>A the controversy over academic standards and high school football eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>B how football developed </li></ul>
  6. 6. TRY AGAIN <ul><li>___ How genetic engineering will </li></ul><ul><li>affect families </li></ul><ul><li>___ the science of biology </li></ul><ul><li>___ the accomplishments of major </li></ul><ul><li>twentieth-century biologists </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Answers: <ul><li>A How genetic engineering will </li></ul><ul><li>affect families </li></ul><ul><li>C the science of biology </li></ul><ul><li>B the accomplishments of major </li></ul><ul><li>twentieth-century biologists </li></ul>
  8. 8. Another Try <ul><li>___ electing good government officials </li></ul><ul><li>___ causes of higher voter turnout in the </li></ul><ul><li>last national election </li></ul><ul><li>___ how elections works </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Answers: <ul><li>B electing good government officials </li></ul><ul><li>A causes of higher voter turnout in the </li></ul><ul><li>last national election </li></ul><ul><li>C how elections works </li></ul>
  10. 10. One Last Try <ul><li>___ the career of Brad Pitt </li></ul><ul><li>___ the world’s most famous actor </li></ul><ul><li>___ Brad Pitt’s acting methods </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Answers: <ul><li>B the career of Sherlock Holmes </li></ul><ul><li>C the world’s most famous </li></ul><ul><li>detectives </li></ul><ul><li>A Sherlock Holmes’ methods of </li></ul><ul><li>detection </li></ul>
  12. 12. What next? <ul><li>You have come up with a possible research topic. </li></ul><ul><li>You have turned the topic into a question. </li></ul><ul><li>Will it work? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Topics Related to Soccer <ul><li>Which will work best? </li></ul>
  14. 14. The questions: <ul><li>Why do I like to play soccer? </li></ul><ul><li>What caused soccer to emerge one of the most popular organized sports in America? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football superior to soccer? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the best kind of soccer shoes? </li></ul><ul><li>How does soccer compare to all other high school sports? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Possible Problems: <ul><li>A. too broad </li></ul><ul><li>B. Too narrow </li></ul><ul><li>C. Cannot be researched or proven </li></ul><ul><li>D. Calls for a summary only; requires no analysis or conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>E. Demands only personal opinion and no analysis or conclusions </li></ul>
  16. 16. Which would work best? <ul><li>Why do I like to play soccer? </li></ul><ul><li>What caused soccer to emerge one of the most popular organized sports in America? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football superior to soccer? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the best kind of soccer shoes? </li></ul><ul><li>How does soccer compare to all other high school sports? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1. Why do I like to play soccer? <ul><li>No, this demands only personal opinion and no analysis or conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>It cannot be researched or proven. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 3. Is football superior to soccer? <ul><li>No, this demands only personal opinion and no analysis or conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>It cannot be researched or proven. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 4. What are the best kind of soccer shoes? <ul><li>This is too narrow. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 5. How does soccer compare to all other high school sports? <ul><li>This is too broad. </li></ul>
  21. 21. A Good Question: <ul><li>What caused soccer to emerge one of the most popular organized sports in America? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Works Cited <ul><li>Engelland, Leslie P. Practice in Style: </li></ul><ul><li>Activities for Writing the Short </li></ul><ul><li> Term Paper. Logan, Iowa: </li></ul><ul><li>Perfection Learning Corporation, </li></ul><ul><li>2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Idea adapted from this book. </li></ul>

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