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Select a Topic

Selecting a topic to write about doesn't have to be difficult. The resources below can help you avoid writing about a run-of-the-mill topic about which your professor may be tired of reading. Try selecting a topic about which your professor hasn't read, a fresh topic could cause a mild halo effect which could help your paper appear even better. After you've explored some topics, if you're still stuck on how to get started you can get help at the Reference Desk or at the Learning Center.

Topic Selection Help

Use this Topic Selection Checklist to help you walk through the steps of topic selection.
The following websites will help you to browse through a selection of current topics to help you pick one for writing a speech or paper.
Remember - your syllabus will usually give you the specific requirements that your professor has for topic selection.