Entries by Lorraine Savage

Copyright law and the Happy Birthday song as your research topic

“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear (name). Happy Birthday to you.” Believe it or not, those four repetitive words earned Warner/Chappell, the publishing branch of the huge Warner Music Group, $2 million a year in royalties. A legal battle brewed over the rights to the song when filmmaker Jennifer Nelson […]

Grammar usage and English grammar test instruction

Grammar and effective word usage are important to writing well. There have been many studies on teaching grammar successfully and learning to write properly. Here are some interesting research paper topics on grammar lessons, letting students write instead of memorizing grammar rules, Britain’s new English grammar test that is challenging teachers, and persuasive professional writing […]

Comic book superheroes in popular culture as your research topic

The new Batman v. Superman movie proves Hollywood’s embrace of superhero characters for a general audience. Comic book superheroes have permeated our culture. Here are some interesting research paper topics on comic books’ influence on popular culture and real-life superheroes.

Bible stories in Hollywood: Term paper topics

You can write your term paper on how broadcast TV and Hollywood movies have had a generally successful relationship with religious and Bible stories. The most recent is ABC’s new series Of Kings and Prophets. Here are some interesting research paper topics for your broadcasting or entertainment classes on how stories in the Bible are […]

Advertising and public relations term paper topics

Some good research paper topics are to discuss current advertising and public relations techniques in the digital age. High profile companies and organizations like Apple News, NASA and Victoria’s Secret have devised creative ways to distribute ads and news, which you can write about for your research paper.

The Danish Girl offers gender identity term paper topics

The Danish Girl movie with Eddie Redmayne offers interesting research paper topics on gender identity, transgender surgery and transsexual attitudes in history. The movie is a fictional account of the historical figure Einar Wegener, a Dutch painter. After he dressed as a woman to sit for a portrait painting, he realized that his female persona […]

Zika virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barre as medical research topics

For issues of diseases and disorders, there are interesting research paper topics on the current outbreak of the Zika virus. Zika is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. So far, the virus is affecting people in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Zika virus symptoms are flu-like: fever, joint pain, […]

Research topic: Planet Nine discovered near Kuiper Belt

Poor Pluto. Until recently, it was the ninth planet in our solar system, located way beyond Neptune. Then in 2006 it was demoted to a dwarf planet. Now something else is claiming to be the real ninth planet. Caltech Astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin have mathematically postulated the existence of a huge body with […]

Flag desecration bill challenges first amendment as your research topic

Interesting research paper topics would be to discuss the 2006 bill in Congress that would have made flag burning and other desecration against the American flag a crime. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that burning the flag is a form of free speech, which is protected under the First Amendment. […]

Law enforcement term paper topics

Local and federal law enforcement challenges and events are always in the news and make good term paper topics. Here are three good research paper topics in the field of law enforcement: the Oregon standoff, use of body cameras on police officers and women in law enforcement agencies.