Cover new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper

Racism in the United States, particularly in the South, is a topic that seems to be in the news more and more. Despite the attention that it receives, the treatment of African Americans is still something very much in need of improvement, as the HBO documentary by Gillian Laub, Southern Rites shows all too well.

Discuss the new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper. (Credit: Gillian Laub/HBO)

Discuss the new HBO documentary on racism for your next research paper. (Credit: Gillian Laub/HBO)

For your next research paper on racism or race relations, consider discussing this new documentary. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Honoring Mental Health Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront of our nation’s thoughts.

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We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. To that end, the following books will be free for the entire month of May. Read more

Ethnic diversity and inclusion in higher education

In the last decade or so, colleges and universities have realized that they need to actively push for cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion in both their faculty and student body on college campus. College presidents are establishing councils to provide an inclusive perspective on college issues.

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

They are holding meetings, planning agendas, organizing group discussions and hosting symposia to promote diversity. Good research paper topics on diverse issues in higher education could be to write about college efforts to increase diversity. Read more

How you and the U.S. government can save pollinators as your next research topic

You may not put a lot of thought into bees, aside from avoiding getting stung, but the honeybee population has had a rough few years. Colony Collapse Disorder has wiped out about 40 percent of bees in the country last year alone.

Find out how the government will save pollinators. (Credit: Andy Duback/AP)

Find out how the government will save pollinators. (Credit: Andy Duback/AP)

The U.S. government is stepping in to help save our pollinators and ensure we have plenty around to pollinate our crops. Learn more about this topic and how it could directly affect you as well for your next ecology research paper. Read more

Artificial Intelligence — The latest computer science research on AI

Think that AI or artificial intelligence is the stuff of science fiction movies? Think again. The future of computing may lie in machines that can outthink humans.

Learn more about artificial intelligence. (Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock)

Learn more about artificial intelligence. (Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock)

Is computer science research getting closer to that point, and if so, are technology advocates like Bill Gates right to be worried about the dangers of artificial intelligence? Read more

25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope for your science research paper

In 1990, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Hubble Telescope with the mission to see farther than any space exploration mission had before. In its twenty-five year history, the Hubble Space Telescope has become one of NASA’s most successful programs. The hundreds of thousands of images sent to Earth have provided valuable information on such phenomenon as dark energy and black holes.

Learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope here. (Credit: Spacetelescope.org)

Learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope here. (Credit: Spacetelescope.org)

On April 22, 2015, PBS Nova aired, “Invisible Universe Revealed,” to mark the Hubble’s landmark anniversary. The remarkable story of the Hubble Space Telescope is a perfect subject for your next science research paper. Read more

Journalism and the Fourth Estate for your next research paper

In a course on mass communication you’re likely to cover topics such as broadcast journalism, news media and investigative journalism. Journalism is also known as the fourth branch of government, or the Fourth Estate, because it plays such an important role in our democracy. In order for the public to make decisions when voting, they must be well informed on the issues.

Learn more about the history of journalism. (Credit: Wannabe Reporter)

Learn more about the history of journalism. (Credit: Wannabe Reporter)

The news media wields great power in its ability to shape public opinion. For this and many other reasons, the history of journalism would make for an interesting research paper topic. Read more

Gustav Klimt artwork Woman in Gold term paper topic

Elements of the movie Woman in Gold would make good research paper topics. The true story is about an elderly Jewish survivor of World War II who sues the Austrian government for the return of the Gustav Klimt artwork “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” also known as the Woman in Gold, which was stolen by the Nazis.

Learn more about the Woman in Gold artwork for your research paper. (Credit: BBC Films)

Learn more about the Woman in Gold artwork for your research paper. (Credit: BBC Films)

For your art history or history class, consider writing a term paper on the legal and historical aspects of the famous painting. Read more

5 classroom management strategies for your term paper

Education majors learn how to teach students of various age groups. Management of the classroom is one very important element of effective teaching. Preventing and reducing disruptions are necessary for teachers so they can get on with the business of teaching.

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

For your term paper, you could research and devise a step-by-step plan for classroom management techniques for various age groups and grades. Explain what works for which types of students. Here are some basic tips for nearly any grade that would make good research paper topics. Read more

4 peer-to-peer learning strategies for college students

Peer-to-peer learning strategies help college students better understand classroom material. Of course the teacher or professor is valuable to your education, as is classroom work. But did you know that you can learn from other students as well?

The technology sandbox encourages peer-to-peer learning in a laboratory. (Credit: Marc Hall, North Carolina State University)

The technology sandbox encourages peer-to-peer learning in a laboratory. (Credit: Marc Hall, North Carolina State University)

You can improve your academics on a test or term paper by engaging in group discussions, explaining material to your fellow students or arranging a study retreat. Read more