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Developing Your Topic

This guide offers instruction and helpful tips on how to develop your topic for an academic paper or class assignment.

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Start Your Research by Developing Your Topic

Get started as early as possible. Don't wait until the last minute. Never underestimate how time-consuming research can be. 

The Assignment Planner is a really useful source that divides the writing process into scheduled sections and has helpful tips and links for each section.

Understand the assignment. Make sure that you read your instructions thoroughly and carefully. Don't make assumptions. If you have any questions, concerns, or problems, talk with your instructor.

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