Education policy and No Child Left Behind for your research paper

Some good research paper topics on education policy and law involve writing about the role of the federal government and the Department of Education in education policy in the United States.

Learn more about No Child Left Behind and education policy. (Credit: WFMJ.com)

Learn more about No Child Left Behind and education policy. (Credit: WFMJ.com)

For example, a term paper topic on education reform could be to research the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, which is being discussed in Congress with an overhaul to some of its provisions expected soon. Read more

Questia and the Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) team up for 2015 History Fair

Each year CMHEC serves thousands of students and hundreds of teachers from numerous schools in the Chicagoland area. They are given a chance to participate in its signature program, the Chicago Metro History Fair, at the school, regional, state and national levels.

Students are given the opportunity to think critically and creatively through their projects, which pique their interest due to having the freedom to select their topic. This year Questia is proud to serve as a sponsor in recognizing and encouraging young people to become lifelong learners and wise citizens. Read more

Need $500 to put towards your college education? Apply now for The MVP Scholarships by Questia!

In the spring, we at Questia announced the winners of the third “Questia’s Most Valuable Professors” contest, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the country nominated special professors they believed deserved the title of Most Valuable Professor (MVP).

For the grand prize, we pledged to establish five $500 scholarships in each of the winning professors’ names. Those winners have earned the responsibility of selecting the scholarship criteria and selecting the scholarship recipients. Read more

“The moon is a planet”— Science education in America

The title of this article comes from a frightening—to American educators—conversation between two TV personalities who were discussing whether the moon was a planet or a star. You certainly don’t need to know solar system facts to sell shirts on TV, but the conversation was another face slap to the deplorable state of math and science education in the United States.

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

For good term paper topics, consider writing your research paper about ways to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) studies in the U.S. Read more

International education: Good research paper topics

For your education research paper, consider writing good research paper topics about education in different countries around the world.

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Here are some term paper topics that discuss education in America versus in other countries around the world, international education, study abroad, and education in Japan and Finland. Read more

Research paper topics: Common Core and educational standards

The political controversy swirling around the Common Core curriculum of educational standards shows no sign of abating.

Explore the Common Core curriculum for your educational research paper. (Credit: councilforeconed.org)

Explore the Common Core curriculum for your educational research paper. (Credit: councilforeconed.org)

While looking into the need and impetus for educational standards makes an excellent idea for a term paper, other research paper topics around the Common Core, from its focus on improving critical thinking skills to whether it has been effective thus far, would also be interesting to explore in more depth. Read more

Research topic on gender inequality awareness

It may seem like everyone is always talking about gender inequality and the wage gap—as if these are outdated subjects. Shouldn’t we have solved those issues by now? But the truth is that gender inequality is still rampant, and it is brought to the attention of diplomats and the general public by people like UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, who made an impassioned speech in September about how gender inequality is not a woman’s issue—it’s a human issue.

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

If you are looking for a good research paper topic in gender studies or women’s studies, consider looking at the wage gap, the content of (or reactions to) UN Ambassador Emma Watson’s speech, or a recent study that shows girls are actually ahead of boys—worldwide—in receiving higher grades and achieving student success. Read more

Trends in Education and Common Core State Standards

Education, teaching and learning techniques are changing and adapting rapidly in the twenty-first century. To find good research paper topics for your term paper, research and discuss some of the exciting trends in elementary school education and higher education.

Examples of how trends in education are changing. (Credit: Total Education)

Examples of how trends in education are changing. (Credit: Total Education)

Such topics include physical activity in classrooms, project-based learning, distance learning and Common Core State Standards. Read more

Turnitin detects plagiarism in your research paper

Turnitin (“turn it in”) is a web-based service that college admissions offices and teachers use to check for plagiarism in a college admission essay or term paper. More and more college students are plagiarizing essays and research papers.

Turnitin checks for plagiarism in students' essays and research papers. (Credit: Vasudev Singhchawla)

Turnitin checks for plagiarism in students’ essays and research papers. (Credit: Vasudev Singhchawla)

While cheating and plagiarism have been around for centuries, easy access to the web makes copying, purchasing, sharing and pasting papers far more easy. Turnitin began as far back as the 1990s. Read more

Launch of Questia Writing Center set for August 26th

As a college student, there are many challenges you face on a daily basis, ranging from lack of sleep to juggling a full-time class schedule with a part- or full-time work schedule. There never seems to be enough hours in the day, and while there is no way to change that (at least not that I’m aware of!), Questia is here to make your college experience a little bit easier with our NEW Writing Center. Because, College is hard… Writing research papers doesn’t have to be!

What is the Questia Writing Center?

On August 26, 2014, the Questia Writing Center will go live at Questia.com. Read more