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8 Steps to Tackling a Big Research Paper

When your professor assigns you a lengthy research paper, it certainly feels like a daunting task. Everyone knows the feeling of staring at a research assignment and thinking, “where do I even start?” Starting the assignment and picking your direction can be overwhelming—let alone actually completing the lengthy task of writing.

There are 8 simple steps every student can follow to make this task manageable. Not only will your stress subside but you’ll also have a successful and well-researched paper in the end. Read more

The fight against Dakota Access Pipeline as your research topic

Members of the Sioux Nation are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is proposed to be built within a mile of the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. The pipeline would pass beneath the Missouri River, the water supply for the Native Americans that live on the reservation.

Members of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Members of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This is not the first time controversy has erupted over a pipeline in the Dakotas. One research topic could look at past pipeline disasters in the U.S. or abroad. Read more

Campus safety topics for your next research paper

Campus safety has been in the news a lot lately as we’ve seen rape victims united in their search for justice. If you have a term paper due soon then consider research paper topics that highlight the issues related to domestic violence and safety on campus.

Awareness of campus safety is vital for all college students. (Credit: amazonaws.com)

Awareness of campus safety is vital for all college students. (Credit: amazonaws.com)

It’s also a good idea to learn more about this social problem because as a student, you are located at the heart of the issue. Read more

Richard Branson pursues space tourism—research topic on commercial space travel coming

White Knight Two and SpaceShipTwo during a flyby at Spaceport America. (Credit: Jeff Foust)

White Knight Two and SpaceShipTwo during a flyby at Spaceport America. (Credit: Jeff Foust)

If U.K. billionaire Richard Branson has his way, space travel will soon be something that even the non-NASA affiliated can experience—for a mere $200,000 that is. These kinds of non-government projects allow groups like NASA to pursue new areas of study, and, of course, space exploration is a rich area for research. Will Branson be successful in opening up commercial space travel and creating space tourism for the masses? Only time will tell if his plans will take flight.

To infinity and beyond

Richard Branson says that his Virgin Galactic venture will be able to transport its first paying customer by the end of 2014. Read more