Before selecting your topic, make sure you know what your final project should look like.
Each class or instructor will likely require a different format or style of research project.
For example, a thesis statement could be: Frank Lloyd Wright's design principles, including his use of ornamental detail and his sense of space and texture opened a new era of American architecture.
His work has influenced contemporary residential design.
Could these terms help be used to form a more focused research topic? 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 instructor for ideas if you feel you are stuck or need additional guidance.
The ability to develop a good research topic is an important skill.
An instructor may assign you a specific topic, but most often instructors require you to select your own topic of interest.
Be aware of the depth of coverage needed and the due date.
These important factors may help you decide how much and when you will modify your topic.