Choosing a good research topic is an important and at times challenging task for students writing an argumentative essay or research paper. Furthermore, a good research topic can lead to a great research question--the backbone of a good paper. A good topic, therefore, can help keep students interested and engaged in the paper writing process, and it can also shape the quality of their research and sources.
This editable and printable checklist is designed to help students find a good topic as they begin the often daunting task of writing a high quality paper. (The checklist includes 3 broad categories with over 35 potential topics to pick from and space for a custom answer.) It also helps them understand that a good research question is answerable, specific, and debatable, and it gives them space to write a first draft of their research question.
This product includes:
1) An editable, printable checklist (with instructions) that helps students develop a research topic and write a strong research question