Category Archives: Humanities

Writing research papers: Tips and good topics for a sociology research paper

Writing research papers may seem like a challenge but it’s really an opportunity to explore whatever topic you like. Topics for a sociology research paper can range from systems of government to historical subjects such as the labor movement in …

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Good research paper topics and tips for writing a political science research paper

Are you facing the task of finding good research paper topics for a political science research paper? It’s always a good idea to begin by asking your professor for guidelines on how to approach your subject and format your paper—if …

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Adult illiteracy focus of National Literacy month – How can you help?

Rates of adult illiteracy in the United States still fall into double digits. Such high statistics will provide food for thought during September when we will celebrate National Literacy Month. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 19% of high …

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Celebrating International Day of Peace with free reading from Questia

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing …

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National Security Agency (NSA) violated personal privacy rules more than 2700 times audit finds

In June 2013 Americans first learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) engages in programs that violate the personal privacy of U. S. citizens. Ever since, President Obama has made efforts to persuade citizens that any such programs are conducted …

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Prince George, future king of England: Choosing a royal baby name

All parents have important decisions to make when choosing baby names, but for parents like Kate Middleton and Prince William, whose son will one day be the king of England, there’s far greater pressure to get it right. Young Prince …

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Unscripted: From Candid Camera to today’s Reality TV bullying and narcissism

Who doesn’t love to escape from reality? Increasingly, over the last decade and change, television viewers escape their own realities by watching other people’s. Unscripted reality television programs have grown from a handful of shows in 2000 to around 320 …

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Write with authority using Questia’s research tutorials

Have you checked out Questia’s Research Tutorials yet? The self-study research tutorials are designed to guide you through the steps of persuasive writing. Offering a virtual library of lesson plans, the tutorials provide tips and guidelines so you can write …

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Top research paper tips: Use action verbs for persuasive writing

“I wrote some stuff that was really important.” I have no idea what that means. “I translated a report on toucans in Mexico that was published in the journal Science.” Now, that’s impressive! Choosing active verbs, using precise vocabulary words …

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Peruvian Independence Day: Google doodles, Bing homepage feature ancient boats to celebrate

¡Feliz Fiestas Patrias Peruanas! Happy celebration of Peru’s national holidays. Every July 28th, the South American nation commemorates Peruvian Independence Day, when José de San Martin liberated Peru from Spain. On the following day, July 29th, Peru honors its National …

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