even after narrowing your topic, you still won't be ready
to research. Before
you begin, college professors might want you to formulate a research question.
Many students struggle with this, because they don't understand the difference
between a research question and a topic.
major difference is that a topic is an idea and a research question seeks an answer.
It directs your research, because you'll spend your time working with sources
that will help you answer the question you've posed.