How To Pick Good Thesis Topics Effortlessly: Some Basic Tips


The first step in creating any good written project is the selection of a topic. This step should no be rushed through under any circumstances because, if done poorly enough, a student may find him or herself halfway through a thesis and being required to start over after meeting an unexpected dead end. This is a situation no one truly wants to experience. Here are some tips you can use to get it right the first time:

  • Do not write anything that has been written frequently and recently
  • It can be hard to be original in a field which is well established. Nearly any concept you choose to explore will have been dealt with in detail by someone else over the last few centuries. You may need to give up on complete originality but you can at least settle for a topic that has not been dealt with as often and has fallen out of popularity recently.

  • Consider the audience
  • Many students strive to be original at all costs and this can lead them to frame their research around ideas that their supervisory committees would be horrified by. It is crucial to note that research that one college would consider cutting edge and revolutionary could come across as offensive or even blasphemous at another institution. Study your future audience well and you will get a sense of how much leeway they will give you and in what ways you can earn it.

  • Stay away from epic concepts that you cannot explore in the time given
  • If you are usually a very ambitious student, chances are high that you will think of something that requires a very large amount of manpower and other resources to delve into properly. Enthusiasm is all well and good but you can very easily find yourself exhausted and over burdened with no clue how to complete assignments of that nature. Scale down the concept until it is doable.

  • Look into the archives for ideas that have failed
  • Failed assignments get much less attention than their winning counterparts. Find a few theses that have been labeled as featuring poorly chosen topics and see if you can identify where the writers went wrong. This may come easily to you or require a bit of help. Either way, this exercise can quickly teach you to recognize what not to do.

This is advice you can apply to all the projects you do as an adult.