Topic Selection Worksheet
Complete Parts 1 and 2 of this worksheet. This assignment is the first step in writing your Final Essay assignment, due in Week 5.
Part 1: Topics, Ideas, and Research Questions
Identify each of the following items as either a broad topic, narrowed idea, or research question.
|What are three ways to resolve conflict in order to maintain a healthy relationship?|
|What are three reasons factory farming hurts animals or the environment?|
|What are three reasons why pre-employment drug testing can reduce turnover or violate employees’ rights?|
|What are three ways to reduce health care costs?|
|What are three challenges faced by military families?|
|What are three reasons why online learning is as good as face-to-face learning?|
Part 2: Topic Selection and Discussion
Review the table below, and select a broad topic, a narrowed idea within that broad topic, and the research question associated with that narrowed idea. No other topics will be accepted.
|Broad Topic||Narrowed Idea||Research Question|
|Communications & English||Conflict Management||What are three ways to resolve conflict in order to maintain a healthy relationship?|
|Public Relations||What are three ways negative press can actually lead to a celebrity’s success?|
|Biology & Environmental Science||Space Exploration||What are three benefits to humanity of space exploration?|
|Renewable Energy||What are three forms of renewable energy that need to be better implemented?|
|Business & Management (incl. Accounting & Human Resources)||Customer Complaints||What are three improvements that businesses can learn from their customers’ complaints?|
|E-Commerce||What are three reasons why e-commerce completely replaced traditional business sales methods?|
|Criminal Justice & Security||Background Checks||What are three reasons why background checks should be required for all employees at all companies?|
|Identity Theft||What are three ways that people can protect themselves from identity theft?|
|Education||Bilingual Education||What are three reasons schools should start offering more bilingual education?|
|Arts Education||What are three reasons arts education should be required in all levels of K-12 education?|
|Healthcare||Health Care Technology||What are three ways technology has influenced health care in the last 10 years?|
|Obesity||What are three ways the government can help solve the obesity problem in America?|
|Psychology||Children and Sports||What are three benefits to children who play sports?|
|Work and Family||What are three family-friendly measures companies can use to make workers more productive and happy?|
|Technology||Children and Technology||What are three reasons technology helps or hinders development in a child?|
|Technology and Productivity||What are three ways technology has made us more/less productive at work?|
Respond to the prompts below in a minimum total of 175 words.
- Identify the broad topic, narrowed idea, and research question you selected and explain why you chose them.
- What interests you academically or personally about your selections?
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