choosing a topic
Choosing a research topic can be one of the most difficult aspects of the research process. Students need topics that are realistic in their scope, relevant to their assignment and stimulating enough to keep them interested.
If you have a predetermined topic, as indicated by an instructor or specific list of assignment appropriate topics, the hardest part has likely been dealt with for you. If you face the task of choosing your own topic, start by considering a subject area that is of general interest to you personally. This can be a great opportunity for you to learn more about your academic major, investigate a career, or explore a personal interest or hobby.
The more meaningful your topic is to you, the more enjoyable, and less painful your research will be!