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Narrowing your topic

  1. 1. Narrowing Your Topic by Mrs. Rannow
  2. 2. Your teacher has asked you to write a paperabout some aspect of popular culture. Topic Popular Culture This topic is really broad and needs to be narrowed down!
  3. 3. There are many sub-topics you could choosefrom: music, fashion, art, sports Popular Culture You need to choose one.
  4. 4. Popular Culture musicThis sub-topic is still too broad and you need to continue to narrow this down.
  5. 5. You need to think of other ways you can narrowthe sub-topic of music! Here are somesuggestions: Place Time How your topic affects a particular group Related topics A research methodology A school of thought A controversial, unusual or new point of view
  6. 6. So Here is the topic you would write about. Rock Guitar Popular Culture MusicWriting 1980sTopic popular rock music for the guitar in the 1980s a more manageable topic .
  7. 7. Writing Topic: popular rock music for the guitar in the 1980s . rock musicians types of guitars music influences rock songs 1980srock music rock groups Guitar playing techniques Music Now brainstorm some keywords and phrases that you could use individually or combine that would help you find information.
  8. 8. Here are the keywords and phrasearranged from broadest to narrowest: Music Rock music 1980s Rock groups Rock musicians Rock songs Music influences Types of guitars Guitar playing techniques

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