The first step to take in defining your research is choosing a topic. The importance of a topic in organizing your research cannot be overestimated. It helps you focus your research, come up with a writing template and allows you to center your findings on this template. Using cell biology as an example, a great topic would be ‘Analyzing the role of Cell Membranes in Protecting a Cell’. What makes this great is that you can include interesting examples on how membranes work, using either the human skin or seed coats in legumes. Therefore, when choosing a topic, ensure that you choose one that interests you. You can find other interesting topics on cell biology here: 20 cell biology research project topics….
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