Get the help you need from start to finish. (Courtesy of Kotecky)
As we have seen in our series on writing a research paper, it’s important to allow yourself enough time to complete your assignment. The entire process begins with choosing your topic and includes research, creating thesis statements, writing, inserting citations, revising, formatting and writing your conclusion. Let’s review the highlights of the research paper writing process.
Writing a research paper: Finding research paper topics
In week one of writing your research paper you spent your time finding the right topic. Along the way you probably learned that the best topic is one that is tightly focused.
Rendering of human brain. (Courtesy of Nicolas Rougier)
Anyone planning a career in education would do well to discover the answer to the question, “What is cognitive psychology?” Assuming that you take on the study, you’ll likely be writing a research paper or two on research paper topics such as learning style and other areas related to cognitive psychology. Let’s look at a few topics and resources to help you with your studies in psychology.
Educational psychology revealed
Cognitive psychology focuses on how learning occurs and how the brain takes in and uses learned knowledge.
Janet Yellen has become the first woman appointed to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
With Ben Bernanke stepping down as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to hold the seat. She would be the first woman in the position. On November 14, she answered questions during the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination. Yellen’s position offers a unique chance for good research paper topics, such as women in finance, Federal Reserve Board policy and supply-side economics versus Keynesian economics.
Economist Yellen rose through the ranks
Janet Louise Yellen, born 1946, earned a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1971.
The final steps in writing a research paper means you’re almost to the finish line. (Courtesy of Joshbdork)
In week four of writing a research paper you’re near the end of the process. However, you still have plenty to do. You’ll want to get feedback from your professor and make revisions to your paper. Double-check your citations to make sure that you avoid plagiarism. Oh, and don’t forget the formatting. You want the paper to be readable and to conform to guidelines. Now is also the time to write your conclusion where you’ll wrap everything up in a few insightful paragraphs.
Revising your research paper
It’s a good idea to put your paper aside for a few days and work on other assignments.
Signs in the big march with unions in solidarity with OWS. (Courtesy of David Shankbone)
Since disclosing the disappointing enrollment numbers of Americans signing up for health insurance in the first month of HealthCare.gov, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has come under even greater fire than before. President Obama is facing criticism not just from the GOP, but from Democrats as well who are siding with their across-the-aisle peers to try to fix what many consider a complete disaster of the plan’s roll out. But while the government struggles to put their health care ducks in a row, Occupy Wall Street’s shoot off organization Strike Debt launched the Rolling Jubilee project to take matters into their own hands. The group bought up $15 million in American medical debt – and forgave it.
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Official movie poster for Noah.
The Bible has been a great source of subject material for movies ever since Hollywood began making films. In March of 2014, Darren Aronofsky’s epic version of Noah, the Old Testament hero whose ark saves mankind from being wiped out, will hit the theaters. But despite starring Russell Crowe as Noah and featuring a host of other headliners, including Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins, Noah has run into a number of problems during filming. The release of the first two trailers by the film company have brought the production into the spotlight, and if you are looking for a good research paper topic for your religion or film studies classes, take a peek at Noah and other uses of the Bible in film.
While being a teacher is never easy, working with students in special education comes with some unique challenges.
The field of special education includes learning disabilities such as autism, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADD). If your assignment is to write a research paper, then your first step will involve choosing a topic and narrowing it down to a manageable focus. There are many resources that cover this broad subject area so the sooner you get started in doing your research, the better. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.
Special education research paper topics
You’ll find all sorts of research paper topics at Questia, the Internet’s largest online library of full-text books and articles.
Shoe salute at Breast Cancer 3-Day Atlanta 2007. (Courtesy of Daniel Mayer)
Breast cancer awareness month may be over, but there is still a lot of talk about the disease in the media as a result of the latest breast cancer news. ABC News reporter Amy Robach received a diagnosis after an on-air mammogram. Clearly for Robach the question of whether mammograms save lives is relevant, but what about for other women? Guidelines about mammograms have been questioned lately and much discussion has centered on genetic testing for the breast cancer gene. What do women need to be doing when it comes to breast cancer detection?
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Tagged breast cancer, breast cancer news, mammograms, save lives, women's health
A Black Rhinoceros in Tanzania. (Credit: John and Karen Hollingsworth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
This past week, media outlets reported one animal moving from an endangered species to an extinct species, but another new species is discovered. While the latter news doesn’t reduce the sadness that many conservationists feel at the loss of the Western black rhinoceros, the introduction of the Carolina hammerhead shark – a much larger new species discovery than is typical – shows that genetically distinct species are still being uncovered by scientists. Looking for good research paper topics for your biology, zoology, or conservation courses? Consider looking at what conservation efforts could do to prevent losses of critically endangered species like the Western black rhino – or take a peek at how scientists are continuing to uncover secrets about distinct new species.
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Tagged black rhino, endangered species, extinct species, hammerhead shark, new species