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Religion: Topic/Research Question

Choose a Topic


Find ideas in

  • the syllabus
  • your text
  • class discussion

Choose a topic that

  • relates to you or someone you know (find a connection)
  • you find thought-provoking
    (cultivate a new interest)
  • you know nothing about
    (take on a challenge)


Find Background Information



Reference sources can help with

  • putting your topic in context
  • refining your topic
  • finding other relevant resources

Develop a Research Question

What?                  subject or event
Who? person or people (age, gender, economic status)
Where? place or geographic location
When?  point in time or over a period of time
Why? reason or cause
How?  means or process