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The best way to Focus Your Topic is to ask questions about it. Consider the five W's when trying to figure out what you want to research:
Who? Limit your topic to a specific person or group.
What? Limit your topic to a particular aspect of the topic or discipline.
Where? Limit your topic to a particular place or region.
When? Limit your topic to a particular period of time.
Why? Ask why the topic is important.
Remember you can limit your topic in more than one way. For example limit it to a "who" and a "what" or a "when" and a "where".
Mix and match the five Ws until you've created a Good Research Question.
What makes a good research question?
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