If your topic is too specific or specialized or new, it will be difficult finding enough information to write your paper. In that case, you will need to broaden your idea.
Example: I'm thinking of doing a paper on "whether genetically altered soybeans are safe for consumers."
This topic as stated is seeking to answer a question for which there may be no answer yet -- more scientific and long-term research may need to be done. How can this be turned into a more manageable topic?
|Specific Topic||Are genetically altered soybeans safe for consumers?|
|Alternate Focus||bioengineered or genetically altered foods|
|Alternate Place||general: US, Europe|
|Brainstorm Focus on: Person or Group||consumer advocates vs FDA and scientists|
|Brainstorm Focus on:
Event or Aspect
|labeling foods; regulation|