The process of developing your topic into a researchable thesis or question can seem intimidating, but if you give yourself a bit of time at the beginning of the assignment timeline it can be a straightforward process. Think about it in stages:
As you learn more about your topic you might find that your thesis statement needs to be tweaked or adjusted; that is OK! We call the early version of the statement a 'working thesis' because we expect that as you learn more about the subject, your understanding will evolve and develop, and your thoughts and opinions might change. Just make sure your instructor approves any adjustments and proceed with your research.
Seminole State Library. (2014, January 29). 5 components of information literacy [video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ronp6Iue9w
“Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.”
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). (2021, October 13). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. ACRL Guidelines, Standards, and Frameworks. https://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework#inquiry