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Narrowing a Topic

Module Two: Getting Ready for Research

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narrowingThere are lots of ways to narrow down a topic that's too broad. Also, don't be afraid to possibly choose another topic if the one you have currently isn't working. Here's a suggested list of ways to narrow down a topic:


  • limit the topic by geography
  • limit by date
  • focus on influential people or events
  • limit to aspects of this topic
  • limit by the material available

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