Choosing a Topic Choosing & Developing a Topic Choosing a Topic (Purdue’s Online Writing Lab) provides a good introduction on understanding your assignment and choosing a topic. Selecting a Research Topic (WSU Stewart Library) gives on overview on steps you can take to choose a topic. Narrowing your Topic Narrowing your topic worksheet on narrowing your topic from the University of St. Francis 5 w’s and an H Answer these questions for your topic. Be specific! Question image Scholarly or Popular? Scholarly or Popular sources?