Questions to Ask When Narrowing your Topic:
When giving a 5 minute speech, you will need to narrow your topic to a manageable scope, so that you're not trying to address too much content. You are also being asked to view your topic through the lens of social sciences research. These are some questions to consider in the process of narrowing down your topic and brainstorming keywords:
- What is the human aspect of my topic? Why does my topic--or specific aspects of it--matter to individuals and groups in society? Who are those individuals and groups (aka stakeholders)?
- Why do these issues matter? What is at stake?
It might help to make a mind map of your topic. A mind map is a visual representation of your topic, sort of like an outline.