Mind mapping can help you write focused research topic statements
What are you interested in researching for your project?
Type in your general topic.
Example: Climate Change
Ask yourself who is impacted by your topic.
What population? People, animals, the environment?
Consider gender, age, or profession.
Example: farming techniques
What aspect of your topic are you interested in?
The causes? The effects or implications? The solutions?
Ask yourself when?
Is this current? In the past? Related to a specific event? Looking to the future?
Example: The past 15 years
Ask yourself where?
Countries, regions, states, places (workplace, schools, virtually)?
Example: United States
Pull the elements together to create your research question or statement.
Example: How has climate change altered farming techniques in the United States in the past 15 years?