For one of these classes, I created a PowerPoint presentation, outlining some of my ideas and those of Mary W. George, as written in her book The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Quite simply, this presentation is titled "Choosing a Topic." Take a look at it, and let me know what yo think. Still, sometimes it is a challenge to know how to help students narrow down a topic to one that interests them but still avoids trying to do too much.
What do you tell students when they need to narrow a topic?
If you are a student currently, what research projects have carried off successfully? What made it work so well?
|"Narrow City." by Nick Peligno.|