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ESL: Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Topic

The following databases are helpful for choosing speech topics and background research:

Reference books:

Politics and current events summaries:

Going from a Topic to a Question

Once you choose a topic and do some background research, you'll want to condense your topic into a research question. Topic mapping is a helpful strategy for brainstorming questions about different aspects of your topic.