Usually, your assignment has some parameters: write a paper on a topic related to this class: environmental problems, for example, or feminist concerns, or technology and society.
But those are still so big; whole libraries are devoted to environmental problems.
How do I get hold of a starting point?
We recommend looking in some of these places to get ideas of what people are talking about.
You will probably need to narrow your topic further as you go.
Here are some places to go browsing for starter ideas:
Another way into subtopics: Visuwords creates a mindmap of related terms related to the one you type in.