If your topic is too broad, your research paper is unlikely to be successful because it will look like a general overview.
You should narrow your topic down to a certain aspect, concept or idea and make it specific and manageable.
For example, if your topic is “”, “Impact of Global Warming on Human Health” or something like that.
Prepare a working thesis before you actually organize your research because it will guide your investigation and will help you stay focused on your subject.
Your thesis should be debatable and narrow because your claims should be supported by evidence.
If your claim is broad, you will need more evidence to convince your readers that you are right.
Then, you won’t be bored when doing the research because you are sure to discover something new and you’ll enjoy the writing process.
Don’t select subjects that are too technical or general.
You will use your notes about references later when writing your paper and building your bibliography.
It’s crucial to cite all sources that you used for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing to avoid plagiarism. Now you have to organize them for your impressive presentation.