Research Paper Topics: 5 Tips To Boost Your Creativity
Research papers are a great way to end up in the loony bin. You just go crazy. They are lots of hard work, from the beginning. In fact, it’s the beginning which makes us cringe at the thought of having to write one. You have to start by the dreaded step of choosing a topic. This topic has to be attractive, you want to make it as easy as possible for you to investigate but also for your reader to read and understand.
For these and many, many more reasons, choosing a topic for you research assignment is and you probably think will always be your worst nightmare. But what if we told you that there’s a solution to your problem? We have five tips for you to be able to come up with interesting topics in an easy and simple way.
- Relax, don’t dread it
- Look at your list of ideas, cross out the ones you aren’t so interested in
- Which topic has what resources
- If you were going to read the paper, what would you be interested in reading?
Embrace the fact that you have to produce a topic and a whole research paper in the time you have. Acceptance is the first step.
Sit down in comfortable, quiet place and think about things you might want to learn about, know more of or things you are quite savvy of. Jot them down on a piece of paper as a list. As you get more adept at this, you might even want to do it against the clock. Set your timer for 25 minutes to half an hour. Race time, you won’t get distracted and you’ll have plenty of ideas.
It might come down to interest, time or resources, but there will be many topics that after a break from thinking about them, you will want to discard and even ask yourself “What the hell was I thinking?” This will help you weed out what you don’t really want and get a maybe top 5 or top 3 of the ideas you really want to do.
This is a really important part of the process. You want to make sure you have enough resources, and good ones at that, to get your information on. Which are easier for you to find? Are the resources reliable? All important questions.
Yes, the classic put yourself in someone else’s shoes. What would you want to read about? You probably still have at least 2 topics. Which one makes you feel the most excited to write about? Choose that one.
Research papers are a pain, but maybe, you can make it your kind of pain with the five tips we have just given you. Good luck and have fun!