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ENGL-312TH Thinking with Shakespeare

Choosing a topic

Still formulating a topic for your paper? Some strategies for brainstorming a possible topic:

  • Review your course readings: which author(s) or theme(s) interested you?
  • Sometimes looking at a reference work can help spark ideas for a topic. For example, you might try looking up an author whose works you’ve been reading in Oxford Reference Online.

For further tips on coming up with initial, broad topic ideas and then refining them into more focused research questions, see:

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