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This could be a local, national or international issue, or something that is personal to you.
Or, you might choose a topic or issue you're not familiar with, but are interested in researching further.
Be sure to run your potential topic by your professor..
What is an inquiry question?
An inquiry question is the central idea of your paper. The question seeks to investigate a specific angle or aspect of your topic of interest (e.g., sustainability). For example: What types of sustainability programs are currently being introduced on college campuses?
Some of the qualities of a good inquiry question:
It's asked without bias.
It does not have a simple answer, and often has multiple answers.
It has a clear focus.
The question is researchable.
It's a topic that is interesting to you.
Use the worksheet below to guide you as you search for articles and books that relate to your inquiry question.