Topic Design Steps:
Review Assignment: What's the assignment? What are the expectations for your work? Are there any specific requirements?
Brainstorm: Pick a topic that interests you! What do you want to learn more about?
Find Background Information: Reading an overview of a topic will allow you to better understand the landscape of what you are researching. This can also help you narrow in on a specific idea or issue.
Focus Your Topic: Remember to stay flexible while picking a thesis statement, if a topic is too broad or too narrow it will be hard to research. So keep in mind - picking your topic is research too!