First of all, select the topic of the course work. In doing so, you should follow certain rules:
The theme should be as interesting as possible for you personally. To select a theme, you can use the approximate theme of the coursework, which is available at any department. Recently, some teachers give students topics in their own wording or specific problems for research.
This topic should have a sufficient amount of literature. Therefore, it’s best to first take a few interesting topics for you, read the library catalogs or information from the Internet and finally choose one of them.
Literature on this topic should be understandable for you, that is, it should be written not too “complicated” language. Here everything depends on your intellectual abilities, and the ability to read complex texts does not arise on an equal footing – it is formed when you try to understand yourself in such texts.
The task should be for you feasible. Formulating a theme, you thereby make an application for a certain result. If you can’t fill the content with the necessary “stuffing”, your work will be completely in vain.
Thus, when writing a course work it is important to avoid both too broad and too narrow topics. In the first case, you take on an impossible task, at the risk of not meeting the deadlines and standard volumes of the text, and in the second case, you probably will not be able to find the required number of sources (there should be at least ten sources in the list of references). However, the narrower wording of the topic is still preferable to the broad one, because the quality of the content of the course work is appreciably higher than the number of pages filled with text.
People choose themes of term papers in such a way that on the graduate course to get the actual finished text, which needs a purely “cosmetic” refinement. This approach has its pros and cons. Pros: without much difficulty to prepare the final work. You may be trapped by some traps. First, there is no guarantee that you will be able to write all the coursework and graduation work under the guidance of the same teacher. This means that each “piece” will be written in accordance with the understanding and requirements of a particular person, and these “pieces” may be completely incompatible. Secondly, you may get bored with the topic or it will lose its practical importance for you (for example, your potential employers would like you to do another research). Don’t resist if the supervisor gives you a topic or suggests a specific task.