Research paper topics on the cost of student loan debt

As the total dollar figure climbs, more and more attention is being paid to student loan debt in the U.S. Recent news revealed that from 2004 to 2014, the cost of higher education that college students are shouldering through loans has risen by 56 percent.

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Many students, and others, are calling for free public college as one solution as well as forgiveness of current debt, both of which offer interesting research paper topics to explore in terms of their economic and societal impact. Read more

Discover how to win a presidential election for your research paper

The U.S. presidential election won’t happen until November 2016 and yet the campaign is already in full swing. Since it’s hard to avoid hearing news about it you may have decided to make the election the focus of your next research paper. To get a start on the topic, check out the new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.

Learn more on the topic of the upcoming presidential election. (Credit: PSU.edu)

Learn more on the topic of the upcoming presidential election. (Credit: PSU.edu)

It’s a political satire of a Bolivian presidential campaign that is fueled by competing American campaign strategists. While the story is fiction, it may spark your interest in learning more about the rough and tumble process of winning an election. Read more

Standardized testing in American education—research paper topics

The news surrounding standardized testing in American education in the last 20 years has been nothing if not controversial. While most can agree that U.S. students need to be evaluated on what they are learning, how that evaluation should be done is more challenging to come to a consensus on.

Standardized testing offers a variety of research topics to cover. (Credit: The Yellin Center)

Standardized testing offers a variety of research topics to cover. (Credit: The Yellin Center)

What are the pros and cons of standardized testing and how educators can best use the data from these tests are just a few of the interesting research paper topics to explore. Read more

Research topic help: Racism on college campuses

Tensions at the University of Missouri have been rising, as student activists have protested the administration’s handling of racial harassment. Members of the football team, as well as faculty, are joining the protest.

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Learn more about racism on college campuses. (Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

How big is the issue of racism on campus and what are colleges doing to address the issue are just some of the research paper topics to consider on this subject. Read more

Red Cross charity scandal in Haiti: Research paper topic

Many people want to do the right thing and donate to a charity or not-for-profit organization, whether it’s after a natural disaster, for a medical disease or to help a local institution. But charity fraud and mismanagement is rising, especially with the ease of donating money online or by smartphone.

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Learn more about the American Red Cross scandal here. (Credit: Dittoville)

In the field of social science and medicine, you can find interesting research paper topics discussing the scandal of the American Red Cross after the Haiti earthquake and charity fraud in general. Read more

Native American history research paper topics

Native American history offers hundreds of years’ worth of  interesting research paper topics. There are several suggestions we recommend you use for topics.

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

These include famous Native Americans, the dark period of forced placement of Native children into Indian boarding schools to eradicate their Native American culture and language; and Native American Heritage Month. Read more

Research paper: The suffrage movement for women’s voting rights

The right to vote is one of our most precious civil rights. Now, a new film tells the story of how women gained that right in England and set the example for women in the U.S. On October 23, 2015, the film Suffragette opened in U.S. theaters. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Suffragette tells the true story of how women from all strata of English society became radicalized in order to gain the right to vote.

Find out more about the women's suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

Find out more about the women’s suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

It was a time when the traditional role of women was that of wife and mother. Every aspect of their lives was subject to the rule of men. In the film we see how members of the women’s suffrage movement risked everything to achieve an equal place at the table of democracy. Read more

The cycle of domestic violence for your research paper

October is Domestic Violence Action Month, a time when we are reminded of the high costs of domestic assault. Although we often associate the term “physical abuse” with battered women, intimate partner violence affects both genders.

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Learn more about domestic violence for your research paper. (Credit: PragmaticMom.com)

Attitudes have changed over the past decades and yet one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. The cycle of violence is so pervasive that you should consider taking on the subject for your next research paper. Read more

Charter schools and education: term paper topics

Looking for a term paper topic for your education class? The number of charter schools has been growing in recent years, expanding into many state school districts.

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Interesting research paper topics include describing what is charter school education, charter school versus public school opportunities and the debate over teacher certification. Read more

Colleges practice environmental sustainability as your research topic

Good research paper topics in the fields of environmentalism or sustainable development is to write about colleges and universities going green. More and more, institutions, faculty and students are all taking initiatives to go green, adopting ways to help the environment, save energy, recycle and discuss green initiatives.

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Consider writing your term paper about ways colleges practice environmental sustainability. Read more