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Are your students struggling to come up with research topics? Are their research topics ill-suited for a research essay, too broad, or too boring? Then use this three-page handout to help your students come up with research topics they like AND you like!
This handout works best as an in-class activity with the students working independently. Students can work on this while the teacher circulates the room and gives feedback, or the teacher can have students stop working after each part and share with the class or with a partner before going on to the next part.
This activity is designed for college-level and developmental level research, but dual credit and high school students will benefit from doing prewriting and brainstorming before they begin researching too!