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.

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

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

The Hajj and Islam—research paper topics

The week of September 23 – 27, 2015, marked the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia made by millions of devotees to Islam. Known as the Hajj, it is one of the five pillars of the Muslim religion.

Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram on Hajj. (Credit: Wikipedia.org)

Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram on Hajj. (Credit: Wikipedia.org)

Many westerners know little to nothing about this event or, for that matter, Islam itself, which is why these areas of study offer a wealth of research paper topics. Read more

Education research topics: Standardized testing and Common Core standards

On September 17, 2015, Seattle students started school after a delay due to a teacher strike over pay increases and more teacher control of standardized testing. The battle over education reform is likely to be one of the key points discussed by candidates for president in 2016. Especially controversial are the Common Core standards.

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

By requiring that all students meet certain benchmarks these standards have resulted in an emphasis high stakes testing as a means of measuring school and teacher performance. Those who are planning on a career in education should consider covering education standards for their next research paper. Read more

Research topic: Refugees from Syrian War prompting humanitarian crisis

As the Syrian War rages on, the resulting refugees fleeing the destruction are causing an international humanitarian crisis. Desperate to escape by any means, thousands are seeking asylum in Europe. Open borders have been found in some countries, notably Germany and Sweden, while other countries have been less welcoming.

Refugees inside a camp in Jordan. (Credit: AFP)

Refugees inside a camp in Jordan. (Credit: AFP)

Meanwhile the U.N. has asked for more countries to help. If you have a research paper to write on social issues, this would make for a good research paper topic. Read more

Department of Education to weigh in on for-profit universities

For-profit universities have come under fire in recent years, particularly around the areas of misrepresentation of job prospects and the universities’ reliance on federal student loans. An unprecedented number of students have asked the government to dismiss their college student debt after a June announcement from the Department of Education about making the debt-relief process easier.

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities' bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities’ bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

The government made the offer after the closing of Corinthian College, a for-profit college system that filed for bankruptcy. For your next education research paper, consider discussing one of the following topics. Read more

Cover world politics issues for your next research paper

You may not be a big fan of world news or world politics unless your major is international studies or economics. But with the next presidential election looming ahead, this is a good time to get acquainted with the hot issues in political news. Voting for the next leader of the free world is very important.

Which world politics topic interests you the most? (Credit: UWP.com)

Which world politics topic interests you the most? (Credit: UWP.com)

Whoever wins the election will be grappling with global issues such as nuclear proliferation and climate change. You can use this opportunity to prepare yourself for voting in the 2016 election and write a killer research paper at the same time. Read more

Ashley Madison hackers and computer safety as your research topic

What exactly is the motive of the anonymous computer hackers who have released the user names and contact information of more than 30 million people with accounts on Ashley Madison, the website that arranges extramarital affairs? While they haven’t clearly stated their reasons, they have called out the parent company and users of Ashley Madison for their “fraud, deceit and stupidity.” As journalists go through the released information, it is expected that celebrities and newsmakers, such as Josh Duggar, who had two accounts on the site, will be revealed.

What can be done to stop hackers? (Credit: Bob Choat)

What can be done to stop hackers? (Credit: Bob Choat)

But what may be more damning in the long run is what the site’s hack means for everyone’s computer safety. For your next computer science or criminology research paper, consider discussing one of the above topics and what can be done to prevent such serious hacking situations. Read more

Remembering Julian Bond, Civil Rights leader, in your next research paper

Civil Rights leader Julian Bond died August 15, 2015, at a hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness. The former student of Martin Luther King Jr. also became instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement, and many believed at one time that he would become the first African American president of the United States.

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Bond served as chairman of the NAACP, as well as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. For your next history paper, discuss the works of Julian Bond and his legacy as a Civil Rights leader. Read more