Cheating in college and what’s being done about it

Cheating on college campuses has been a problem for many years. College students cheat on midterms, a final exam or term paper for many reasons, usually to improve their college GPA or to “get through” a class they find uninteresting. Colleges and universities are taking notice and taking action to dissuade college cheating and improve student success.

One of the many cheating techniques college students use. (Credit: The Atlantic)

One of the many cheating techniques college students use. (Credit: The Atlantic)

Why students cheat

Researchers say that two-thirds of college students engage in some form of cheating.

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Children’s literature classic made into film adaptation

Once again, Hollywood has turned to a beloved icon of children’s literature for its latest film adaptation. The Paddington Bear movie, to be released on Christmas Day 2014 in the United States, will star Nicole Kidman as an evil taxidermist with her eye on the marmalade-loving creature, and Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters as Paddington’s adopted parents, the Browns.

The children's literature book Paddington Bear is being turned into a film adaptation. (Credit: Shine a light)

The children’s literature book Paddington Bear is being turned into a film adaptation. (Credit: Shine a light)

But who will voice Paddington now that Colin Firth will not be playing the part? For your next literature or film studies research paper, learn about how children’s literature books compare to their film adaptations.

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What are the issues each gender faces?

Gender identity, gender inequality and gender stereotypes are three good research paper topics for your sociology major or gender issues class. This article also has tips citing resources, searching databases and using effective keywords for finding information on gender issues.

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

 

Gender identity no longer a disorder

Making news and pleasing the transgender community is the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which no longer labels transgendered people with a “disorder” or a mental illness.

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How to write the perfect resume for your job search

You have just graduated from college – or are about to – which means it’s time to prepare yourself for the real world and create a resume. If you have never created a resume before, it can seem like a daunting process.

Finding a job is easier said than done, but with the right resume you will greatly help your chances. (Credit: SnagAJob)

Finding a job is easier said than done, but with the right resume you will greatly help your chances. (Credit: SnagAJob)

Thankfully there are plenty of available resources available to help guide you. Choosing just one, however, is the more difficult part. Here we will take a look at some best practices to follow when putting your resume together.

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Overall teen health better, improvement still needed

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and show that teen health is improving overall.

While overall teen health has improved, texting while driving is still a cause for concern. (Credit: Samuel Bravonicci)

While overall teen health has improved, texting while driving is still a cause for concern. (Credit: Samuel Bravonicci)

Smoking and drinking have decreased amongst teens, but other risk behaviors associated with teen sexual activity and texting and driving are on the rise. Overall, the research seems to indicate that teen health is moving in the right direction, but there is still room for improvement.

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FIFA World Cup fever is upon us

The opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games began on Thursday afternoon June 12, 2014, amid a swirl of protest. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and a bevy of samba dancers. The ceremony included a tribute to the music of Brazil and dancers performing in traditional costumes.

After a 64 year wait, Brazil is finally playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Credit: Adidas)

After a 64 year wait, Brazil is finally playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Credit: Adidas)

In Brazil, soccer is not only the national pastime; it easily ranks as a national obsession. But after a year of protest, many are beginning to wonder what legacy this year’s games will leave behind.

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Learn about the Caribbean and West Indies

For your class in the history of the Caribbean and West Indies, consult academic journals, university databases and online for good research paper topics. The region had a rich history before the Europeans arrived and then struggled with disease and slavery afterwards.

A map of the Caribbean and West Indies region. (Credit: Brenda/Flickr)

A map of the Caribbean and West Indies region. (Credit: Brenda/Flickr)

Here are some suggested research topics on the naming of the Caribbean, slavery in the region and the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies.

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Edge of Tomorrow is the futuristic Groundhog Day

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray’s character lived the same day over and over again until he learned to be a better man. In “Edge of Tomorrow,” Tom Cruise experiences a similar time loop and evolves from a nerdy administrator to a warrior capable of fighting an alien invasion.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in the new film Edge of Tomorrow. (Credit: HD Wallpapers)

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in the new film Edge of Tomorrow. (Credit: HD Wallpapers)

Both movies have strong female characters, too. But if you like female heroes, you’ll love Emily Blunt who plays a futuristic warrior who tutors Cruise.

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Orange Is the New Black: The real American prison

The new season of the women’s prison drama Orange Is the New Black was recently released from Netflix. The show is based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman who spent fifteen months in federal prison on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.

Taylor Schilling plays Piper in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, which is based on Piper Kerman's memoir of her year in prison. (Credit: Jessica Miglio/Netflix)

Taylor Schilling plays Piper in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, which is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of her year in prison. (Credit: Jessica Miglio/Netflix)

The memoir brings to light the fate of the many women in prison due to overzealous sentencing during the War on Drugs. Good research paper topics for your political science course could be the U.S. prison system and women in prison.

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