5 tips to recover from a mistake in the workplace

I forgot to call that important client. I can’t remember where I filed that report needed for the presentation. Did you do something monumentally bad at work? And wonder how you’ll ever recover?

It's possible to recover from a workplace mistake. (Credit: Shutterstock)

It’s possible to recover from a workplace mistake. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Here are five tips for ethics in the workplace after a major fail and how you can show you’re a business professional. Read more

Law school enrollment and law education topics

Some interesting research paper topics for your law class are to discuss the declining number of college students taking the LSAT test, declining enrollment in law schools, and new teaching methods in law schools.

Does this describe your law school life? (Credit: Pinterest)

Does this describe your law school life? (Credit: Pinterest)

Continue reading to learn more about each of these concepts. Read more

Environmental research topic: EPA behind polluted water spill

A team of EPA workers caused a major spill of polluted water and toxic waste while working on a waste containment project at the Gold King Mine in Colorado. The team’s goal had been to take the polluted water, treat it and ultimately reduce the metal pollution entering into nearby Cement Creek.

The EPA is to blame for the mine waste in Gold King Mine. (Credit: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

The EPA is to blame for the mine waste in Gold King Mine. (Credit: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

The plug holding back the toxic waste was released, accidentally causing groundwater contamination not only in Cement Creek, but also traveling into the Animas River, a tributary of the San Juan River. For your next research paper in your environmental sciences class, consider discussing the contamination and its impact on the communities affected. Read more

Research topic: Gender identity and gender roles in children’s toys

Gender identity and gender role are important fields in anthropology and sociology. Children are exposed to gender specific toys, gender-based advertising and gender expectations as to their gender roles in society as soon-to-be men and women. Many parents are trying to reverse the trend, and promote a gender-neutral environment of play that allows children to play with whatever toys they want.

Discuss the gender divide in children's toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Discuss the gender divide in children’s toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Interesting research paper topics are to write about gender in children’s toys and advertising. Read more

Bilingual education pros and cons as your research topic

Good research paper topics are to discuss various aspects of bilingual education. Some say teaching children in their native language can help them grasp concepts more easily, while they learn English. Others advocate for English-only so children gain proficiency in English more quickly.

Learn more about bilingual education for your research paper. (Credit: Livingbilingual.com)

Learn more about bilingual education for your research paper. (Credit: Livingbilingual.com)

Other critics say all students, whether immigrant or not, should be multilingual so they can better compete in a global market. California Senator Ricardo Lara introduced a bill to bring bilingual education back to his state. Read more

Cover the first Republican debate in your research paper

The actual 2016 election may still be more than 14 months away, but Republican voters had a chance to check out the Republican presidential candidates in the first debate of the election cycle on Thursday, August 6, 2015. But with 19 candidates currently vying for the nomination, one of the most interesting things about the presidential debate is that only the top 10 candidates will be participating.

Learn more about the first Republican debate. (Credit: Politico)

Learn more about the first Republican debate. (Credit: Politico)

And then of course, everyone was curious as to what Donald Trump would do. For your next communication or political science research paper, consider discussing the topics covered and the presidential candidates’ responses as your topic. Read more

A new look at Sherlock Holmes for your next literature research paper

Without a doubt, Sherlock Holmes is one of the most beloved fictional characters in not only British literature but all of literature. The list of actors who have portrayed the consulting detective includes everyone from Charleton Heston to Benedict Cumberbatch. Now we have a truly unique interpretation of the character in the film Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen.

Ian McKellen portrays an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the film Mr. Holmes. (Credit: Roadside Attractions)

Ian McKellen portrays an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the film Mr. Holmes. (Credit: Roadside Attractions)

In this film we find the great detective much older and frailer than he has ever been depicted on film. The story was adapted from Mitch Cullen’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind. If you’re writing a research paper on literary characters or famous detectives, be sure to go and see Mr. Holmes. Read more

5 steps to an impressive research paper

If your first reaction when a professor assigns a research paper involves sweaty palms, increased heart rate or a stomach tied in knots, you’re not alone. Countless college students dread writing research papers because the process can seem grueling and much more stressful than simply studying material for an upcoming exam. Does this sound familiar to you? (I see you nodding your head “yes”)

The good news is that there are many readily available resources you can use to ensure you get a good grade on your research paper – you just have to know where to find them. That’s where we come in. Read on for the five steps to follow if you want a stellar research paper. Read more

Top 10 common grammar mistakes to avoid for student success

College students should avoid making common spelling and grammar mistakes when writing a research paper. A small mistake with an easy word will make your paper look sloppy and unorganized, and your teachers will wonder how accurately you researched the rest of your paper (and how you’ve gotten away with making these mistakes for so long!). Follow these 10 simple tips for college research papers.

Knowing proper grammar will keep you from making mistakes. (Credit: Flickr.com)

Knowing proper grammar will keep you from making mistakes. (Credit: Flickr.com)

“We’re big advocates of conversational writing that’s engaging, persuasive, and fun.… On the other hand, making some grammatical errors just makes you look bad, and hurts your effectiveness. Sometimes we even misuse words simply because we hear others use them incorrectly,” explained Brain Clark in “15 grammar goofs that make you look silly,” on CopyBlogger. Take a look at our list of top 10 grammar mistakes below. Read more

Research topic: Literary book awards and lifetime achievement

Some good research paper topics for your literature class are to write about literary awards, such as the National Book Award, the Lambda Literary Awards for gay and lesbian fiction, and the Newbery Award for children’s literature.

Neil Gaiman presents a special literary award, the National Book Award, to Ursula K. Le Guin (Credit: Vimeo)

Neil Gaiman presents a special literary award, the National Book Award, to Ursula K. Le Guin (Credit: Vimeo)

Among the National Book Award winners was Ursula K. Le Guin who won a lifetime achievement award. For your term paper, you could write about the history, scope and famous winners of these literary book awards. Read more