Think about your topic

Think about:

  • What is your topic?
  • Why are you interested in it?
  • What is your essay title or research question? (break it down to the main keywords)

Brainstorm some words that come up for you around your topic/research area.

Create a visual plan or representation of it.

Watch these videos for some tips on how to get started

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Clarifying your topic

  • What is your time period?
  • Who are the key authors involved?
  • What are the key examples of work involved?
  • How in depth/long is your research going to be?
  • Keep coming back to your essay title or research question to remind you of what you are focusing on.
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