When studying at higher levels of school and throughout college, you will likely be asked to prepare research papers. A research paper can be used for exploring and identifying scientific, technical and social issues. If it's your first time writing a research paper, it may seem daunting, but with good organization and focus of mind, you can make the process easier on yourself. Writing a research paper involves four main stages: choosing a topic, researching your topic, making an outline, and doing the actual writing. The paper won't write itself, but by planning and preparing well, the writing practically falls into place. Also, try to avoid plagiarism.
The technology research topics below are listed in categories and include hyperlinked articles to help you get you started. Many of the essays are used in popular college research essay textbooks like Perspectives on Argument (ed. Nancy Wood), which I use with my college students. However, because technology changes so quickly, I've also included links to articles in Discover Magazine which highlight interesting new innovations. Discover is a good place to start looking for topics since the magazine is written with authoritative scientific sources for the general reader. Here are the steps to start your research paper:
This may seem like an impossible feat if you are dealing with the well-worn subject matter, particularly in a discipline such as history where your topic may well have occurred hundreds of years ago. However, an innovative approach to the subject can make all the difference, particularly if in the course of your research you discover little-known facts about the subject that you can use as your primary focus. Alternatively, even approaching the topic from a new angle that has not been previously done will help to engage your reader and make it a memorable work.