Getting Started

Pick a research topic

  • Read your syllabus and course assignment instructions carefully
  • Pick a topic that interests you and meets the criteria of the assignment
  • Need extra help? Click on Choosing an essay topic

Identify key concepts/ideas/themes by consulting books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

Consult writing guides for help in writing a good thesis statement and organizing your thoughts

Content last updated: November 1, 2019