Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Narrowing a Topic: INTRODUCTION

If your topic is too big for your paper, it makes things more difficult than they need to be. This guide has lots of strategies you can use right away to narrow down a topic. #narrowing a topic

 

Decorative footer.

WHEN YOUR TOPIC IS TOO BIG FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Photo: Pouring too much tea into a cup.

Introduction

     There are many methods for narrowing and refining a research topic.  This Library Guide will cover some of the most common ones.

     Research topics are never one size fits all.  You must scale them down to fit the type of assignment you have been given.  When your research topic is the right size for your assignment, it is much easier to do your very best work.

     The strategies in this Library Guide may be used individually or in any combination.

A HANDOUT TO INSPIRE YOU

WHEN YOUR TOPIC IS THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Photo: Tea cup on a desk.

Thin red line.