If you taking or will take research paper class in the future be aware that selecting a good topic may not be easy. Choose a topic that you are interested in and do not change it often. Make sure before selecting your topic you know what your final project should look like. Each professor will likely require a different format or style of research project. Make sure you taking notes from professor and ask questions. Write down any key words or concepts that may be of interest to you.
If your topic is too broad, you will find too much information and not be able to focus. Narrow your topic to something manageable. You may wish to avoid topics such as, abortion, gun control, teen pregnancy, or suicide unless you feel you have a unique approach to the topic. Ask the librarian for ideas if you feel you are stuck or need additional guidance.