In just about every discipline of study, from history and politics to physics and life sciences, research papers are required to show that you have an understanding of both the breadth and depth of the subject matter. More often than not the lecturer will give the student free rein over the creative research paper topic, which on one hand is liberating but on the other can be a stressful decision to make. Here we’ll show you that it isn’t as hard as it first appears.
It is always best to begin writing on a research topic that interests you personally so you can add your own thoughts to the paper, however, you cannot let it get too personal and override the facts. To make the paper shine you will need to select a topic that grabs the reader’s attention and makes them question and weigh up the material you’re about to present. If you are speaking plainly about the topic without stirring up controversial facts or hypotheses, then it’s likely you’ll bore the reader with information they already know.