Scientific papers are usually quite extensive, because in addition to finding a topic, you have to find sources, cite them accurately and finally put the paper into a suitable form. The most important thing is to find a topic that interests you, because you will have to spend a lot of time on it. A mind map can help you to write down different ideas and establish connections. On the one hand, a mind map gives you a good overview of possible topics for your academic work and, in the best case, some initial ideas for a research question. Once you have found the main topic, you need to think about how much time you have available to work on it. Depending on the time available, you may have to narrow down your topic even further so that you can complete the work in the planned time. The self-developed mind map can also help with this.