Well if you want to write a research paper, there are multiple things you should consider before you actually start writing. You should organize everything properly so you can be sure that you haven’t skipped any stages and you did everything right. A history research paper requires a lot of research to be done, so this might become time consuming but don’t worry, things are going to move faster than you might think. The topic is probably the most crucial part in this process. The whole paper will evolve around this main idea, so choosing the topic should be something you put some thought on, especially about history.
- – Personal interests. Well there is something that is called personal preferences. You will have to take these into consideration when you are picking your topic. Of course you can find something that sounds interesting and you think it’s going to blow everyone’s minds, but if you don’t really like what you are reading, if you are not really interested into that particular subject, than you are missing the whole point of this assignment. You should learn something in the process, you should want to know more about whatever you are researching, so make sure than when you decide on a topic, you pick something that really sparks your interest, something that makes you think “ Hey I would really like to know more about this subject in history”. This way you will do the best job in your paper, since your whole attention will be focused on it, and you will evolve mentally in the process as well.
- – Controversial. Well in my opinion everybody can do a history research paper about a fixed event with no variables. And there is nothing extraordinary in that paper because of that, everybody is already known, it’s already been fixed. On the other hand, if you choose , for example, the assassination of John F Kennedy, you will have plenty of material to work on. There are many theories on why he died, some absurd and some who seem real but they are bashed by the media to make us believe they are not, so this might come out as a more interesting and eye catching paper. You can present multiple options and let the reader decide for himself what he wants to believe. SO there is more room to “juggle” and your paper will stand out.