Rhetoric and public speaking: How to give a good speech

Taking a class in rhetoric and public speaking? Many people, including college students, find speaking in front of a group scary and intimidating.

It is possible to get rid of your public speaking fears. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

It is possible to get rid of your public speaking fears. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

When it comes to how to give a good speech, there are things you can do to make the process easier, including look for speech ideas the same way you would research paper topics. To get started, let’s walk through tips and suggestions for public speaking. Read more

Research topic: Sexual assault on college campus

The Hunting Ground is a new documentary that chronicles the pervasive problem of sexual assault on college campuses, the reluctance of school administrations to do anything about it and the stand sexual assault survivors are taking to change this.

Discuss sexual assault on college campuses for your research paper. (Credit: Her Campus)

Discuss sexual assault on college campuses for your research paper. (Credit: Her Campus)

For your criminal justice or education class term paper, you could write about sexual assault on your college campus, the poor reporting of sexual crimes, the lack of criminal charges filed, and poor resources for survivors by college administrators. Read more

Research topic: Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential election

After months, even years, of speculation, Hillary Clinton finally has announced that she is running for president in the 2016 presidential election.

Hillary Clinton has officially announced she'll run in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Forbes)

Hillary Clinton has officially announced she’ll run in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Forbes)

Hillary Clinton has already been a major force for women in politics, as first lady, a U.S. Senator and as Secretary of State, but now will she become the first female president, too? Read more

Technology news term paper topics

Technology is a vast subject with lots of good research paper topics. Many news websites, such as CNN, BBC, New York Times and Huffington Post, have Technology News departments where you can get ideas on new technology inventions and developments for your term paper.

Check out the latest in technology news. (Credit: dg-wanshengmen.com)

Check out the latest in technology news. (Credit: dg-wanshengmen.com)

Another good source for topics is technology magazines, such as CNET, PC Magazine, Popular Science and Wired. Here are some ideas for research papers on Apple Watch, nanotechnology and technology and the law. Read more

Legal research paper: Women’s rights in marriage

In many societies, women’s rights in marriage include the right to obtain a divorce no matter the reasons for divorce. However, in some societies, religious laws govern how and when a divorce can be granted. This is the case in Israel where only Orthodox rabbis can sanction or dissolve a marriage.

Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem, discusses women's rights in marriage. (Credit: Variety.com)

Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem, discusses women’s rights in marriage. (Credit: Variety.com)

The story of one Jewish woman’s quest for a divorce is told in the film, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. The film’s title refers to the divorce document, a gett, which can only be delivered to a woman after consent from a rabbi. This film may be the starting point for your next research paper on law, religion or women’s rights. Read more

Subliminal advertising is a good research topic for marketing enthusiasts

Subliminal messages in advertising

Have you ever noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo between the letter E and the letter X? This is an example of subliminal advertising and many major companies use subliminal messages in their logos or ads. In subliminal advertising, hidden signals or messages are placed in advertising intended to pass below (sub) the regular boundaries of perception.

Notice how subliminal advertising is used. (Credit: Business Insider)

Notice how subliminal advertising is used. (Credit: Business Insider)

These messages may come in various forms such as images, text, and even songs, and advertisers hope that people will unconsciously process them in product ads or in propaganda. Read more

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

Who’s Trevor Noah? Find out more about him for your next research paper

When Jon Stewart announced in February that he would be leaving The Daily Show after 16 years, viewers were dismayed and concerned to say the least.

Learn more about Trevor Noah, The Daily Show's new host. (Credit: IndieWire)

Learn more about Trevor Noah, The Daily Show’s new host. (Credit: IndieWire)

But with the announcement of the new anchor, Trevor Noah, have those misgivings and fears been put to rest? Read on to learn more about the South African and the future of The Daily Show. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Honoring Earth Day

Celebrated by more than 175 countries, Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.

Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment

To mark the occasion and increase awareness, we’re sharing our favorite books on climate change and pressing environmental topics like recycling, green energy, air pollution, energy conservation and sustainable development. The following books will be free for the entire month of April. Read more

A list of concentration camps will help you write about the tragedy of the Holocaust

In this article, we describe concentration camps and a list of concentration camps is provided with some information about each camp. During World War II and the Holocaust, many camps were set up throughout Europe. The purpose of the camps that were built later by the Third Reich, mostly between 1939 and 1942, was to keep large numbers of prisoners without trial or jury. The people who were held included Gypsies, Jews, war prisoners, Slaves, homosexuals, political dissidents, and many other groups that were considered “undesirable” socially, politically, or racially by the Nazi state.

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

The concentration camps were used to suppress these people. Besides concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps and transit camps also existed, and some camps were a combination. For example, Vaivara was both a concentration camp and a transit camp. Read more