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How does this topic relate to my class?

girl studying It is helpful to think about how your topic is categorized in an academic field.

There are several reasons this is a useful exercise:
  • If it is difficult to find information on your topic, you will be able to easily pull in other related concepts to create a more developed research topic

  • It will help you select the best information source or database for your topic

  • It will even help you write a better paper because you will know how your topic relates to the class, your field, and the world in general.