As you generate ideas for your topic, you will also want to be thinking of research questions. The development of a research question will eventually lead to the creation of your thesis statement and will steer the direction of your research and paper as a whole.
Strategies for Developing a Research Question:
Research Questions should be:
Your research question drives the direction of your inquiry. It may affect the types of sources that you will look for, or provide you with keywords to use in your search. Ultimately your the research question leads to the thesis.
Your thesis is the position you will argue in your paper. It is a conclusion you draw based on your research and will then prove using the evidence you have collected.