For example. Need to write a long essay discussing semiotics in advertising? Do it on hair straighteners (I wrote mine on ghd advertising last year)! Designing a typeface and have an interest in stars and constellations? Do this! And so on.
So for my newest assignment, which is to create an Information Graphic, I have chosen—The Lord of the Rings! Yes, peoples! My research is to watch/read Lord of the Rings and map out the Fellowship's journey, attacks, major events, interesting quotes, deaths, and meeting new characters! Let's see how this goes, eh!?