It can often be difficult to know how to choose a topic or where to enter into an existing conversation on a topic. The best place to start is with the instructional materials provided by your professor! A great place to build on that basis or to get a deeper sense of the conversation on your topic is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It is an especially in-depth subject encyclopedia with many references to the current conversation in the field.
Remember that your paper in this class is not just a report on the available research. You are entering into an existing conversation and making a specific argument. Our research guide on academic arguments can help you tell the difference between the types of research writing.
Have no idea where to start? Wait! Don't head off to Wikipedia just yet. Try a similar resource that pulls only from published academic sources: CREDO!
Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.
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