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  ENG114 - Academic Writing

Concept Map

Selecting a Topic

Select a topic or issue which interests you. Researching something interesting is much easier than researching something which means nothing to you. 

  1. Tips for choosing a topic:
    (MAKE SURE YOUR TOPIC FITS WITHIN THE ASSIGNED THEME WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THE ASSIGNMENT SHEET)
    • Choose a topic that interests you
      (i.e., What are you interested in? What are your hobbies?)
    • Choose a topic that interests your audience
      (Do some general audience analysis to decide what members might enjoy hearing about or might need to learn.)
    • Choose a topic that fits your occasion and setting
      (Is there a holiday or event approaching? If the occasion is a speech class, what is appropriate for a college setting?)