Writing a good research question is one of the most difficult parts of the research process. Your question needs to be open ended enough to lead to in-depth research, but narrow enough to be able to be answered with sources to which you have access in the amount of time you have designated.
Start at the beginning by thinking about what you already know about the topic you chose. Use sections 1 and 2 of the handout to figure out what you KNOW and what you THINK you know about the topic.
Think about what you WANT to know about the topic. You probably already know where you stand on the position. Now, you need to figure out what you WANT to know that will secure you're position and help guide your research - you're research will help you find facts that back up your point of view.
Use section 3 of the handout to formulate questions about what you WANT TO KNOW about the topic.