800th anniversary of the Magna Carta for your research paper

June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. What began as a peace treaty has evolved, for many, into the originator of liberal democracy.

Learn more about the Magna Carta. (Credit: Mums do travel)

Learn more about the Magna Carta. (Credit: Mums do travel)

The historical event is a good time to look back at what the Magna Carta meant when it was first written and what it means to us today. Read more

Research topics on aging and the elderly

If we live long enough then we all have something in common — aging. The elderly, often defined as someone over age 65, now comprise 14 percent of the U.S. population and are projected to rise to 20 percent by the year 2050. For your next term paper you might consider research topics on aging such as age discrimination or aging and sexuality.

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Learn more about aging and gerontology. (Credit: eHow blog)

You might even want to take a course on gerontology which is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging and elderly people. Read more

Research topic: Tackling gun violence in America

Gun control is a topic that is very divisive in our country. No matter where you stand on the issue, for the families and friends of those who die from gun violence in America, the topic is deeply personal.

Learn more about gun violence for your research paper. (Credit: HBO.com)

Learn more about gun violence for your research paper. (Credit: HBO.com)

The HBO documentary, Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014, personalizes the statistics by profiling eight of the estimated 8,000 people who died during that time period. Read more

Republican Party drops Iowa straw poll as your research topic

Political news was abuzz this month when the Republican Party officially dropped the Iowa straw poll. Due to the political poll’s non-binding results and continued irrelevance, the GOP political party decided not to hold the poll in August 2015, ahead of the 2016 Presidential election.

Learn more about the dropping of the Iowa straw poll. (Credit: CNN)

Learn more about the dropping of the Iowa straw poll. (Credit: CNN)

A good research paper topic can be to discuss the history of the Iowa straw poll, its relevance and its dissolution. Read more

Research paper topic: Famous historians

The topic of “historians” for a term paper is daunting because it’s so vast. You could write about famous historians, historians of a certain era throughout history, historians who specialize in a certain topic, problems faced by historians, or debate about historical facts from one historian to another.

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Learn more about famous historians. (Credit: Goodreads)

Here are some interesting research paper topics you can find on history websites or in history books. Read more

Research paper topic: Drunk driving could be stopped with new technology

Despite years of media efforts, countless check points, the call for stricter laws and the creation of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), there are still people driving under the influence of alcohol. So while drunk driving statistics have gone down, lower is simply not good enough.

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

Recent new technology from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) may be the answer to stopping drunk driving all together. Read more

Research paper ideas on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, WikiLeaks issued a statement that it would pay a bounty of $100,000 to whoever would reveal the remaining chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). If you don’t know what the TPP is, that’s because this massive international trade agreement is being negotiated in secrecy. WikiLeaks has been able to disclose a few chapters from the TPP and is determined to inform the public on the rest of the agreement.

Learn more about what the TPP Agreement means. (Credit: Natural Health 365)

Learn more about what the TPP Agreement means. (Credit: Natural Health 365)

It is believed that the remaining 26 chapters contain provisions that will change how we work, live and conduct business. If you’re looking for business-related research paper ideas, then be sure to investigate the TPP. Read more

How to cover child sexual abuse in your research paper

With the May 2015 revelations about Josh Duggar, the media has been focused on child sexual abuse. Son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” Josh’s actions have come under intense scrutiny and raised many questions about what is abuse and what isn’t, as well as how to help and support survivors of abuse.

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

For your next research paper on child sexual abuse, consider using this example as your topic. Read more

Media studies research topic: LGBT community on TV

Aspects of LGBT portrayal on television would make interesting research paper topics. Cucumber and Banana, and the documentary Tofu, are a new series of interlocking television shows portraying the LGBT community in England that have debuted recently from creator and writer Russell T. Davies. The shows present the lives of gay and straight urban couples living their lives in the 21st century.

Cast of Cucumber, an LGBT show in England. (Credit: Ben Blackall/Red Production Company Ltd.)

Cast of Cucumber, an LGBT show in England. (Credit: Ben Blackall/Red Production Company Ltd.)

Davies was the writer of the popular Queer as Folk, the 2005 reboot of Doctor Who and Torchwood. For your LGBT issues class or media studies course, consider writing about how gays and lesbians are treated in television shows. Read more

Research education reform and charter schools for your term paper

Education reform has taken many forms over the years. For the past two decades charter schools have evolved as a method of inserting innovation into public education. But despite the growth in this sector of education many still ask, “What is a charter school?”

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

If you’re looking for research paper topics related to education, you should consider taking on the subject of charter schools. This form of education is poised to enter another growth spurt. Even so, there are many who still have doubts that the charter school format lives up to its promises. Read more