Is your topic a famous person?
Define the issue and identify your main concepts and keywords.
Ask yourself the "W" questions: who, what, where, when. If your topic is too broad, think of how it affects a certain group of people, or a certain part of the world. Or, consider a specific impact or effect of your topic. What makes it important? Focus in on that effect and how to respond to it, encourage it or prevent it!
View our Selecting Topics guide for more ideas about how to choose and refine your topics.