Often, when conducting a research a project, your teacher will provide you with a topic. But what do you do when you are left to create your own? These resources can help!
1. Choose a general topic.
2. Do some preliminary research or pull on your background knowledge of this topic.
3. Write down some questions that you or someone else might have about your topic. Consider the who, what, when, where, why and how.
4. Pick one question from your list. The how and why questions are usually the best ones.
5. Finally, make your question clear and specific. You want to make sure that it is not so small of a question that you can answer it in one sentence, but not so large that it is impossible to do during the time frame your teacher has given you.