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Public Speaking 2018-2019: TOPIC

Yikes! I need an idea for a topic!

Journalist Resource organizes hundreds of topics by subject and provides links to valid information sources.

Opposing Viewpoints "Browse All" lists controversial topics in a wide range of areas.  Follow the links to find related articles. When prompted, log in with your Banner ID and password.

Narrow by asking myself 5 simple questions...

4 minute how-to video by the Ohio State University Libraries explains 5 simple questions that will help you to narrow down your topic quickly: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

5 Ws Narrow My Topic Worksheet

Optional worksheets will help you narrow down your topic using the 5Ws described in the video on this page.

Narrow using a Mind Map

Narrow using a topic wheel or tiles