Choose a topic you find interesting and a question about it that you don't already have the answer to. Don't make the rookie mistake of dreaming up what you'll write first, then looking for someone who agrees with you!
Research is about asking questions, learning new things, making sense of varied and sometimes contradictory information, and asking new questions.
Understanding these steps in the research process can help you take charge of your research:
As you read each source, your understanding of the topic and questions about it will change - this is normal!
Research is a dynamic process. Be prepared to modify or refine your topic.
You can always contact your professor (take advantage of their office hours!) and Hostos librarians for more help in developing your topic and research question.