Just like Fred reflecting on a research method for his paper on Marxism, you have probably also had problems due to a lack of method.
To help yourself formulate a research question, start by identifying the objectives and the amount of work that needs to be done, based on the guidelines provided and the type of project.
Next, review what you already know about the subject. Ask yourself the right questions with the WWWWWH method (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How) and complete the information with the help of encyclopedias and/or dictionaries.
Finally, formulate a general one-sentence research question. You have now built the framework for your subject and what remains to be done is clear.