Choosing a Humanities Topic

Your assignment is to plan and write an eight- to ten-page paper on some topic having to do with the humanities during the European Enlightenment. Choosing and developing a topic requires more more work than you might think—relatively few undergraduate classes require students to do this. Nevertheless, topic development is an important skill, especially if you plan to attend graduate school, and the satisfaction you will feel when you complete a project entirely of your own design will more than justify the extra time and trouble it takes. I suggest that you take the following steps.