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SPARK: Revising a Topic

A resource for students wanting to improve their academic and research skills.

Revising a Topic

The process of narrowing and broadening is often recursive. That is, you may need to revisit your topic, driving questions, and working thesis statement several times during your research, reading, and writing.

If you need assistance with finding out what’s available on particular topics or suggestions on what resources may help you to refine your topic, don’t hesitate to visit the help desk in the Archer Library, or any of the other libraries on campus.

If you’re uncertain about the viability of your research questions and thesis, discuss your ideas with your instructor.
Image showing the ongoing cycle of choosing a topic, researching the topic, and revising the topic