S. Butler once said: “Do not hunt for the subjects, let them choose you, not you them”. We suggest that you follow this principle when choosing your term paper topic. The article you are reading now is a sort of guide you should be ruled by when choosing your term paper topic. We offer you several simple steps to choose a really successful term paper topic. Here they are:
Step #1. Brainstorming.
At this stage you brainstorm your ideas concerning your term paper topic and select the one the most suitable for you. Our advice is to create a “discussion clock”- this will enumerate all possible aspects your term paper topic may cover: economical, political, sociological, etc. Below each aspect you will write down the ideas related to term paper topic choice. Having them in front of your eyes you will clearly notice the most suitable term paper topic.
Step #2. Making Your Term Paper Topic Specific.
Now your task is to decide your focus in the paper. You need to limit the term paper topic you have chosen to a more concrete field. For this purpose you need to decide what aspect of the problem you are most interested in. Keep narrowing the topic until it looks concrete and specific.
Step #3.Checking the Success of the Term Paper Topic.
Check how your term paper topic corresponds to the following criteria:
- The term paper topic presents considerable scientific value;
- The term paper topic is interesting and appealing to you;
- The term paper topic is challenging to you: it encourages you to explore, to think originally and critically, to make reasonable judgments;
- The term paper topic is rather controversial;
- The term paper topic follows your tutor’s requirements.
Getting back to the quotation proposed at the beginning of the article we should say that the subject will speak for itself and you will quickly notice it. Note that a successfully chosen term paper topic is half the battle and do your best to choose the most appropriate one. Good luck with your term paper topic and the whole research as well!