Narrow your interest and decide what question your paper will answer. It seems counterintuitive, but a narrow topic is actually easier to research than a broad one.
African American health
Why are cancer rates higher among African Americans?
|Specific||Deep, Not Wide|
|Only answer one main research question in your paper.||
Instead of mentioning many ideas briefly, focus on a few points and develop them well.
|Interesting to You||Unique|
|Consider the assignment an opportunity to learn more about something that interests you. Research is easier and more enjoyable when you pick a topic that interests you.||
Good research tackles new, unusual topics.