How to Narrow a Topic

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How to Narrow a Topic

  1. 1. Brian Brutlag- Socio 101
  2. 2. 1. Read Article in Subject Encyclopedia or your textbook ▪ i.e. Encyclopedia of Social Problems2. Ask a question about your issue. Your answer will form your thesis statement, and the evidence will form your paper or speech: Topic: Prostitution (Too Broad)
  3. 3. Who? What? When?Background Research Where? Why?
  4. 4. PopulationNew Topic: Prostitution in underage girls in China.
  5. 5. Brothel Types Trafficking StreetTrafficking in China
  6. 6. States Places Regions CountriesChina? Or USA? Or India?
  7. 7. Current view?Timeframe Historical view? Period of life.Now? Or last 20 years? Or 19th Century?
  8. 8. Causes (Underlying Social Issues) What is your take? OutcomesEvaluate (Results)
  9. 9.  Combine two or more elements/questions to find a topic of your choice.New Topic: Sex Trafficking of Chinese Girls inAmerica

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