Choose a topic you find interesting. Ask yourself:
Ask your friends or family members for suggestions and ideas.
Consider how others have written about your topic. Resources they have used will likely be helpful.
Consider the scope of your topic. How broad or narrow is it?
If your topic is too broad it may be difficult to find focused and relevant information. The topic also should be focused enough that it is meaningful to your audience. It may be hard to find information on a topic that is too narrow.If your topic is highly focused, be more flexible in your search strategy.
|Food safety||Impact of government regulation on food safety in the United States|
|History of organic labeling of pork products in the city of Portland, OR||Labeling of organic food in the United States|
Also think about what topic will be meaningful to your audience. What relevance will the topic have to them?
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