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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

ANTH-325: Protest!

Selecting a Topic

Choosing a topic can be one of the most challenging parts of getting started.

  • Review your assignment description. Are there any restrictions or guidelines?
    • Are there suggestions or requirements on the types of resources you should use to inform your project?
    • Are there parameters on how long your project should be?
    • When is your assignment due? 
  • What are you interested in or passionate about? Is there a connection from another course you'd like to build on?
    • Review course readings, discussions, and other materials
      • What topics, authors, or time periods covered do you find most interesting?
      • What haven't you covered yet in class that you want to learn more about?