Analyze the Topic to Determine the Key Words
Although we use the word "final" above to refer to
your topic, you need to bear in mind that choosing a topic is
only the first step in preparing a thesis. "Final"
in the above context means that you have finally made up your
mind on which out of the many of your translating experiences
you are interested in exploring. When viewed in the larger picture
of the entire thesis project, the topic is actually "tentative"
because if it is still too broad to be treated with any depth.
You will have to limit the scope further and find your own focus
of discussion. This process of narrowing is really one of discovering
a topic within a topic. Go through the following steps and tasks,
which are designed to help you restrict the scope of your research
and define a focus.
Below is an account of how your fellow trainees determined
the key words in their topics. Read it carefully and complete
the following tasks. Then conduct an analysis of your own.
First, they broke down the topic into smaller structural