Research Writing SY2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Restricting the Subject

Classroom Activity

An important aspect of limiting a subject is to judge whether a topic is suitable, too broad, or opinionated. Critique the following topics as suitable subjects for preliminary investigation.

  1. The AIDS Controversy
  2. religious bias in selected nursery rhymes
  3. pollution levels in the Chesapeake Bay
  4. protection acts for Manatess in Florida
  5. immunization
  6. the life of Mahatma Gandhi
  7. John Steinbeck's short stories
  8. isolation in John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"
  9. causes and cures for drinking water pollution
  10. The Shining, by Stephen King
  11. devices of irony in Alexander Pope's poetry
  12. fishing as theraphy for mentally ill children


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