In your journal, record spontaneously those quotations, ideas, questions, observations, and associations that move you,
the reader. Also record the page where you can later find the source of your responses.
"Do not hunt for subjects, let them choose you, not you them." --Samuel Butler
Choosing a topic is the first step in the research process. It is itself a process and is facilitated by close reading of the primary text, aided by a reading journal. Here are the steps:
Still stuck? Use this handy THESIS BUILDER to help choose a topic.