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Before choosing a topic for your research, be sure you understand the assignment. Look over any information that your professor gave you and ask for clarification if you are unsure about what is expected of you. Also choose a topic that interests you.
Research topics work well when they are posed as a question. Good rule of thumb is that the shorter the paper, the more narrow the topic or question should be.
Example: If you are interested in gothic art - that's way too broad for even a 15-20 page paper! You will need to narrow it down depending on the length of your paper.
What is the time period of your research?
What is the geographic location of your research? For example, Egypt, Rome, or Greece.
On what aspect of your topic wil you focus? For example, the architectural, religious, or aesthetic component.
Keep in mind that the research process is not linear, but cyclical - you may have to come back and "tweek" your research question as you start learning more about your topic.