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Develop Research Topics

Discover topic Ideas and learn how to develop them to fit your assignment

"Developing" versus "choosing" your topic--the research cycle

Here's an idea of what it looks like to research your topic.  Notice how tweaking your topic early in the process, after some "pre-research," keeps you from getting all the way to the end before you realize that it won't work at all. 

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