Choosing your topic: Page 9 of 12

What will you search for?

Let's say your topic is retail management for college grads. Can you imagine how many sources discuss retail management for college grads? Tons... and that's a bad thing! You couldn't get by with just pulling the top 10 sources, either. You'd find your sources would be on all different aspects of retail management for college graduates.

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In other words, your research wouldn't have any focus. You need to narrow your topic. One way to narrow your topic is to ask a question BEFORE YOU BEGIN RESEARCHING such as: How does a college education affect a retail manager's salary? You wouldn't have as much sorting to do. You'd only have to look for sources that answered your question.