7 Writing Tips & Grammar Rules For Research Papers

All college students can use some tips on English grammar rules and word usage for those research papers they’ll be writing this coming semester. Your research paper can benefit from some writing tips.

Perfect your grammar and spelling with our tips. (Credit: Odyssey)

Perfect your grammar and spelling with our tips. (Credit: Odyssey)

Don’t think that proper grammar is old fashioned and that hip college students these days, proficient in texting and using urban slang, are exempt from stuffy proper English. Read more

Fuel Interest in British Monarchy and Queen Victoria Research Paper Topics

Masterpiece on PBS unveiled a new series about Queen Victoria in January, adding to the focus on the British monarchy that Netflix’s The Crown, about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, had sparked.

See what topics you can discuss on Queen Victoria. (Credit: PBS)

See what topics you can discuss on Queen Victoria. (Credit: PBS)

These queens of Great Britain offer many research paper topics, from their places in history to the current revisionist reading of their legacies. Read more

The Film Adaptation of Fences by August Wilson—Research Paper Topics

Many a film adaptation comes from a book or play, but the recent movie Fences by August Wilson, is the first of the playwright’s work to come to the big screen. Movie stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, reprise their Tony-winning roles.

Learn more about the film adaptation of Fences. (Credit: FrozenGate)

Learn more about the film adaptation of Fences. (Credit: FrozenGate)

A research paper could look at the entirety of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh cycle for themes. Read more

Ancient Civilizations Research Paper Topics

When studying ancient civilizations, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans get all the attention. But other worthy ancient cultures make good research paper topics too.

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Here are some research paper topics on the early civilizations of Native Hawaiian people, ancient Japan, and ancient Mesoamerica. Read more

Black History Month Research Paper Topics

Ever since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History month. It is a time when the country focuses attention on the many historic contributions of African-Americans to our American culture.

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Research into Black history facts will take one into topical areas that include civil rights, modern literature, music, theatre and culture, inventions in science and technology, and much more. The choice of research paper topics seems endless. Read more

Research Paper Topics in 19th Century Philosophy

Philosophy is a broad field, and even narrowing it down to a specific time period, for example 19th Century Philosophy, can leave open a wide range of possibilities for good research paper topics. Whether you’re in Philosophy 101, a course on history of philosophy or a more specific course, you can find ample opportunities to research 19th century philosophers and schools of thought like American pragmatism on Questia.

Find research topics on 19th Century Philosophy here. (Credit: ABC)

Find research topics on 19th Century Philosophy here. (Credit: ABC)

Here are some tips and tricks for how to research 19th Century Philosophy. Read more

Research Paper Topics on Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance presents a growing threat that will continue to be highlighted in the news as it affects more and more people. The misuse of antibiotics for a range of health problems has resulted in the creation of superbugs, which currently have no treatment.

Learn more about the threat of antibiotic resistance. (Credit: BBC)

Learn more about the threat of antibiotic resistance. (Credit: BBC)

Research papers could examine how we got to this point and what researchers are doing to solve the problem. Read more

Hidden Figures Movie, NASA: Research Paper Topics

The Hidden Figures movie provides many interesting research paper topics. It’s a fact-based biography of Katherine G. Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), a black woman mathematician at NASA in the 1960s who helped win the Space Race. The movie also features Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), a mechanical engineer, and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), a researcher in supersonic flight. These women were literally rocket scientists!

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

We’ve all seen old television images of the Houston control room monitoring the progress of manned space flights. They are filled with only white men in white shirts and buzz cuts. But a diverse group of people helped accomplish NASA’s space race. Read more

Issues in Income Tax News For Your Research Paper

Many taxpayers, especially college students, look forward to receiving an income tax refund when they file their tax return. However, the tax news out of Washington predicts delays in sending refunds this tax year.

Find some interesting income tax research topics here. (Credit: Motley Fool)

Find some interesting income tax research topics here. (Credit: Motley Fool)

Reasons for the delay include holidays and antifraud measures instituted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Current issues related to income tax law and enforcement procedures provide thousands of possible research paper topics. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Who Are Your Mentors?

Whether helping mentees study for a test or learning a new skill, mentors provide the chance to move forward and set their sights even higher.

Our reading room books show how important mentors are. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Our reading room books show how important mentors are. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Learn how you can become a mentor and help others achieve their goals through our next set of reading room books – FREE for the next month. Read more