Reveal attacks on press freedom for your research paper

Jon Stewart unveiled his directorial debut, Rosewater on November 7, 2014, at the Telluride Film Festival. Best known as a political satirist and star of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Stewart chose to tackle a very serious subject, press freedom, for his first film.

Gael Garcia Bernal  deals with press freedom attacks in 'Rosewater.' (Credit: Jenny Nuff)

Gael Garcia Bernal deals with press freedom attacks in ‘Rosewater.’ (Credit: Jenny Nuff)

The Rosewater movie is based on the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari who was held at Iran’s Evin prison for 118 days. The script, also written by Jon Stewart, was adapted from Bahari’s memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. Look to the Rosewater film for inspiration for your next research paper on journalists and press freedom. Read more

Effects of California drought for your research paper

Some good research paper topics could be to write about the current years-long California drought, one of the most severe droughts on record. Farmers are especially hard hit as California is one of the biggest agricultural producers in the country.

This image shows the spread of “exceptional” drought in California. The latest data is from July 30, 2014. (Credit: The National Weather Service)

This image shows the spread of “exceptional” drought in California. The latest data is from July 30, 2014. (Credit: The National Weather Service)

Water shortages are pervasive and water conservation is key. For your next term paper, consider writing about the drought in California and its affects for the state and for the global economy. Read more

Six good psychology research topics for college students

You don’t need to feel like a rat in a maze to find good psychology research topics for college students. Questia, your online research library and paper writing resource, contains thousands of scholarly articles and books.

Psychology has many topics to choose from for a research paper. (Credit: Psychology Schools)

Psychology has many topics to choose from for a research paper. (Credit: Psychology Schools)

Psychology encompasses a broad and continuous study of the mind, tracing back from ancient civilization through modern day today. This complex study has grown throughout the years covering numerous subjects of science that are categorized in six major branches. Below are brief descriptions of each one to help you find a research topic that interests you. 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 “Meet the Mormons” and religious stereotypes

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon Church, is not well understood by many outside of its temples. But a new documentary, Meet the Mormons, hopes to challenge many of the preconceived religious stereotypes that surround the religion by looking at six homes where the religion is practiced.

The "Meet the Mormons" documentary has its share of critics. (Credit: Deseret News)

The “Meet the Mormons” documentary has its share of critics. (Credit: Deseret News)

Infomercial or documentary

During Meet the Mormons, viewers meet an engineer from Nepal, a coach from the U.S. Naval Academy, a kickboxer from Costa Rica, an African-American academic counselor, a retired colonel and a single mom. What does this diverse group all have in common? According to the documentary, it is their religion, one Meet the Mormons clearly wants to promote as diverse. But the Mormon Church has not historically been known for its diversity. Read more

Criminal justice topics for your research paper

With all the fervor over the recent shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the news, college students in criminal justice class should be able to find good research paper topics.

Criminal justice reform ad rejected by the City of Philadelphia. (Credit: NAACP.org)

Criminal justice reform ad rejected by the City of Philadelphia. (Credit: NAACP.org)

One topic for your term paper is the perceived racial bias in the criminal justice system. Other possible topics are the positive link between criminal justice and the Affordable Care Act, and Pope Francis’ condemnation of the death penalty. Read more

Discuss the handling of Ebola outbreak in your research paper

On Saturday October 18, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged it may be able to declare Nigeria to be Ebola free on Monday October 20, 2014, if no new cases are reported.

Research the Ebola outbreak and how it can be dealt with in the future. (Credit: The Health Site)

Research the Ebola outbreak and how it can be dealt with in the future. (Credit: The Health Site)

While the nation is currently riveted on the emergence of the Ebola virus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is facing criticism regarding its handling of the disease. It’s clear that we need to learn from the Nigeria Ebola experience so that we can deal with this and other epidemics both now and in the future. Read more

Get help with Questia Topic Generator for your research paper

When your professor announces that you have an upcoming research paper to prepare, you pray they also have a specific topic they’d like each student to cover. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a professor like that.

Questia helps you narrow down a topic with the topic generator.

Questia helps you narrow down a topic with the topic generator.

If the thought of coming up with an effective research paper topic makes your forehead sweaty and your palms clammy, we really think you will like how the Questia Topic Generator can help you. Read more

Your step by step guide on how to write a research paper with the Questia Writing Center

If you’re like many college students, you cringe when your professor announces you have a research paper to write. If this sounds all too familiar, we have a solution that will surely help make the process easier! Below you will find our Questia step-by-step guide, which we hope will help guide you through the intimidating task of writing a research paper.

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