How to brainstorm a topic for a term paper project

Brainstorming is a brilliant way to come up with topics for a term paper project. Rather than sit around scratching your head and wondering where inspiration will come from if ever, you should try brainstorming. It works despite what some people might say and the only way for you to prove it is to give it a go. Follow these simple steps and see for yourself how many topics you will discover.

The first step is to get yourself in a place where you are free from distractions. If you're sitting in a busy cafeteria or student common room or in a place where a television or music is playing loudly, you're in the wrong place. So find a quiet and secluded space and make sure that you have a pen or pencil and pad handy.

The second step is to sit quietly for about 30 seconds and allow your mind to relax. Then you start to write. You do not stop and think but simply write down any topic or word or idea which you think might be relevant. There is no time to think about whether or not it is an appropriate idea, you simply write it down.

When you have half a dozen or more ideas listed go back over your list and choose one which you think is important and relevant and would be good for your term paper project. Now you repeat the brainstorming process only with this chosen topic in mind. With that chosen topic in mind you now write down any word or words which you think of which are about that topic.

Now you look for questions which you could ask regarding your topic. What are the points you could debate or argue in your term paper? List all of these questions. Once you have the questions, create some short answers.

So there you have it. You write down as many topics as you can think of without waiting to decide whether or not they are important or relevant. Then you take your time and reread what you have written and choose one of those topics. Then you list as many words which you think are relevant to that one chosen topic. And finally you list all the questions which could be asked when you write your term paper on that topic. When you put the answers to those questions you're well on the way to having an interesting topic and lots of valuable information therein.

There you go. Brainstorming is really a brilliant way to give your term paper a whole new meaning.