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ESL 51/52 (WO): Topic

Select a Topic

Begin by selecting a topic.  Your initial topic can be broad (e.g., discrimination, immigration, poverty).  You will narrow your topic later, so it is okay if you only have vague ideas now. Your professor or a librarian can help you explore topics, or you can see these lists of ideas:


Encyclopedias contain quick facts and topic overviews.

Use encyclopedias to:

  • Define terms.
  • Find an overview of your topic.
  • Discover related ideas and terms.