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Your topic needs to be fine-tuned and given a focus. Consider what aspects of your topic interest you the most. Ask yourself these questions:


Is my topic too broad?

To narrow a topic, limit it to a specific time period, individual or group, geographic location, or aspect of the subject.


Too Broad Narrower

Terrorism

 

  • Terrorism and the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Threat of bioterrorism in the U.S.


Is my topic too narrow?

To broaden a topic, use parallel and broader associations to make the scope more general.


Too Narrow Broader
Are genetically altered tomatoes safe for young children to eat?
  • Agricultural biotechnology and food safety
  • Government regulations and genetically engineered food


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