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Right after you receive the assignment, read through your assignment and make sure you understand what your instructor wants. The assignment may be very specific, giving you only a few choices, or very open, allowing you to pick based on your own interests.
Double check your idea with your instructor to make sure it meets his or her expectations. Ask any questions you have about the assignment. A quick email or a word after class could save you having to start all over again!
Your instructor might also be able to make some suggestions if you are truely stuck. Or, if you have several ideas that seem equally good, your instructor could help you choose the one that's the best fit for the class.
No one says that research has to be boring! In fact, it should be a chance for you to steer your own learning.
Nursing During World War II
Changes in how people used the Internet: 2000 to today
History of the oil industry
Nurses should be assigned shorter hospital shifts
Using the Internet ruins face-to-face relationships
The oil industry should be held responsible for damages to the evirnoment caused by their equipment
History of Jazz Music
Victory Gardens in World War II
Jazz music is the greatest influence that led to other American music style, like rock.
Dressing well improves self image
Personal gardens lead to a more environmentally friendly way of life
Take a look at some of our resources in the Backgroung Information Box, and see if a smaller topic or chapter is interesting to you.
Page through your text books or recommended readings for other classes. Was there one aspect that you wanted to learn more about?
Consider topics from one of these book series. They are available at the library and are an excellent starting place, especially for persuasive speeches.