White Helmets and the Syrian Civil War as Your Research Paper Topic

The Syrian Civil War began during the uprisings of the Arab Spring in 2011. Since that time, it is estimated that the death toll from the armed conflict is at least 400,000. The Oscar win for the Netflix movie, White Helmets, brought a new wave of attention to this fight between ISIS and the Syrian government, rebel groups and the Kurds.

See what you can learn on the Syrian Civil War in the White Helmets documentary. (Credit: Netflix)

See what you can learn on the Syrian Civil War in the White Helmets documentary. (Credit: Netflix)

A wealth of research paper topics on this issue could be explored, from the roots of the fighting to the humanitarian crisis. Read more

Research Paper Topics on Feminism and the Media

The issue of feminism offers many areas to study in terms of research paper topics. From the history of the movement to its many offshoots, including women’s suffrage and the ERA.

Discover more on feminism for your research paper. (Credit: Everyday Feminism)

Discover more on feminism for your research paper. (Credit: Everyday Feminism)

A particular area of interest is women in the media—how they are portrayed in ad campaigns and whether these media depictions are meant to forward feminist causes or merely make products sell. Read more

Get Out film Brings Racism to Horror Movies as Your Research Paper Topic

Horror movies may not always lend themselves well to research paper topics, unless the horror movie you’re considering is Get Out by writer-director Jordan Peele. A surprising success, Get Out had earned over $100 million in the box office as of March 14, at which point Peele became the first African-American writer-director to have a film cross that threshold. While many horror movies offer monsters and shock-a-minute thrills, Peele’s Get Out film has a more insidious darkness lurking beneath the surface: racism.

Learn how racism is presented in Get Out for your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

Learn how racism is presented in Get Out for your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

If you are considering research paper topics in your contemporary studies, current events or film courses, take a serious look at how Get Out questions the idea of a post-racial America. Read more

How To Choose A Topic For Your Research Paper

For many college students, actually writing a research paper may not be as daunting as trying to choose a topic.

If you are struggling with how to narrow down your choices, read on for some how to advice to get you started. Read more

Economic Conditions Research Paper Topics

During the 2016 presidential campaign, topics related to economic conditions were at the forefront. Now that President Trump has taken office, topics such as trade agreements, unemployment, and the minimum wage are being hotly debated.

Get a better sense of economic conditions here. (Credit: NY Times)

Get a better sense of economic conditions here. (Credit: NY Times)

Business and economics topics are always good choices for research papers but in light of current events, they take on new meanings and urgencies. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, we believe it’s important to recognize and acknowledge the women who worked hard to break down barriers and allow future generations of women to achieve their dreams.

Expand your knowledge of women's history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Expand your knowledge of women’s history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Learn more about this movement with our FREE set of books over the next month. Read more

Historiography or Pseudoscience? Research Paper Topics on Event Clusters

According to Questia, “Historiography contributes a meta-analysis to the discipline of history, studying how the history of a topic is interpreted and reconstructed, to form a body of knowledge that is accepted as true.” Sometimes history is thought of as static, but not only do events build on each other, but certain dates, such as the Ides of March, seem to be marked as more historically significant than others.

See the connection between historiography and pseudoscience. (Credit: Josiah Way)

See the connection between historiography and pseudoscience. (Credit: Josiah Way)

Of course, many view this idea of clustered events as part and parcel of pseudoscience. Deciphering how the interpretation of certain historical events has altered over time, and the way cognitive biases influence us offers many areas to explore in a research paper. Read more

Leadership Traits for Research Paper Topics

Leadership skills and traits make some good research paper topics.

Here are some research paper topics on what makes a good leader, business leaders, leadership traits between men and women, and teaching leadership qualities in the nursing profession. Read more

Amelia Earhart as a Castaway: Research Paper Topics

Long after her plane crashed in 1937, Amelia Earhart continues to make the news. An aviation pioneer, as well as one of the best known women in aviation history, Earhart’s disappearance has continued to be of interest to researchers, and her legacy is celebrated by artists such as Rihanna in a 2017 photo shoot for Harper’s Bazaar.

Learn more about the life of Amelia Earhart. (Credit: Wikimedia)

Learn more about the life of Amelia Earhart. (Credit: Wikimedia)

If you are looking for research paper topics in women’s studies or American history, consider looking into 2016 evidence that Earhart spent her last days as a castaway, or discuss her life and role in aviation history. Read more

Beware the Ides of March? Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, and Superstition Research Topics

“Beware the Ides of March!” The term, which refers to March 15 of the year 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar was betrayed and murdered, was penned by William Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. But while many know the line and its significance for Caesar, some have developed a superstition about the date. Is March 15 actually an unlucky day for anyone besides Caesar? Was it regarded that way by the Romans? And why was it significant for Shakespeare’s audience members?

Discuss the Ides of March and more for your research paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Discuss the Ides of March and more for your research paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Consider looking into the history behind that famous line, Julius Caesar’s death, or modern references to the Ides of March as potential research paper topics for your Shakespeare or ancient history class. Read more