Discuss with a partner:
Have a short discussion with a partner of the topics you could be interested to research.
Take notes on a piece of paper. You can create a mind map or a visible thinking routine (see think wonder, see puzzle explore, I used to think…now I think etc)
Ask each other questions to make the topic more specific:
- What do you know about this topic?
- What kind of sources could you get?
- What would be difficulties in finding information?
- How can you make the topic more specific? Is it too broad for a 5 paragraph essay?
- What kind of answers would you get?
- Is it debatable?