As we head into the third week of the quarter, now is the time to start brainstorming topic ideas. Your research project should be focused on a topic related to gaming culture, though you might look at that topic through any one of a variety of different lenses, for instance:
- gender studies
- ethics and/or law
- software development
The goal is to find a topic that 1. you are interested in 2. could sustain rigorous research and 3. has some tension or issue related to it so that ultimately you can make a claim about it.
This process of discovering a viable topic is part of the rhetorical canon of invention and is an important first step in setting the groundwork for making a powerful argument.