Choosing a Topic

  • Choosing a Topic

    After choosing the subject for the extended essay, the next step in the research process is to define what the research is going to focus on - the topic.

    At this stage the student needs to explore:

    • what are my possible topics?
    • what do I know about those topics?
    • which words would be good search terms and keywords?
    • can I identify key words to begin the research?
    • is there background information on the topic?
    • do I need to refine and narrow the topic?