Narrowing the Topic
How to narrow your topic
:If your topic can be summarized in one word it is too broad. A
should be written to help assert your view, structure your argument, andintroduce evidence to back up your points.
Ways to narrow your topic
:1.Make sure your thesis statement answers
of the following questions:
Who? When? What? Which? Where? How?
Migrating birdsWeather effects on journey of migrating birds in winter.(what, when)2.Encyclopedia Method:
Skim over an encyclopedia article and read a few introparagraphs, subheadings, and look at pictures.
Birds Birds migrating in the winter. Arctic terns migrating to Southern Ocean.3.Subtopic Method:
Focus topic by limiting subtopics: chronological, geographical,biographical, event-based and technological.
Geo:The different species of birds migrating from Alaska.Tech:How new transmitters help track path of migrating birds.