Graduating from high school is a huge deal because you’re not just bidding farewell to your childhood, but are also welcoming the unknown and challenging future. However, before you can cross that hurdle, there is one thing that you need to accomplish in your academic year in high school – write a research paper. Although all throughout school, you must’ve written many papers which are either argumentative, persuasive, or simply informational. But when the matter comes to a paper, the responsibility to research, format, and present it increases tenfold. As a senior, you can and have to use the knowledge and research techniques that you have learned over the years. The quality of the paper has to be excellent and you can’t just choose any topic to write on. Which is why, we have put together a list of research paper topics for seniors. To help you write the best paper for your final year in high school, go through the list below.
Selecting Ideal Research Topics for Yourself
Before you select a topic that interests you, there are certain guidelines you should be aware of. This way, you’re not fussing over what to do next and concentrate more on the subject at hand. So what are these steps or guidelines?
First of all, know what your teacher or professor wishes you to accomplish with the assignment.
Select the topic (from the table below or any other topic) which interests you or you know something about.
Don’t just go with the classic arguments or what the audience or your teacher would like to hear.
Don’t widen the subject that you can’t cover to your maximum potential. Select a particular topic and elaborate on it.
Be clear and precise on what your stand is on the subject.
Understand the audience and bring in arguments that will make everyone think on the subject.
Find facts, proof, and all kinds of information to validate your research.
Organize the information, write thesis statement, and start writing the first draft.
Revise as many times as you have to and then turn in your final draft.
Following a particular method will help you complete the assignment. And now, we will go over the topics which might interest you.
Interesting Research Topics
Arguments against gun control
Advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling
Arguments for gun control
Advantages and disadvantages of stem cell research
Causes of graft and corruption
Being aware of the day, moment by moment
Creation stories for different religions
Do colors affect your mood?
Difference between socialism and communism
Feminist literature of different periods
Effects of music on the mind and brain
Genetically modified organisms pros and cons
How does nuclear power work and how can it be used in nuclear power plants?
How does the God of the bible love?
Infatuation vs love. How to tell them apart?
How important is technology in education?
List of human races of the world
Is aspartame bad for you?
List of human rights issues
List of all phobias and their meanings
Living together before marriage – good or bad?
Most controversial movies ever made and why?
Pros and cons of standardized testing
Organ donation – pros and cons
Racism against African Americans and other minority groups
Socialism vs capitalism
Superstitions of the Elizabethan Era
Taoism beliefs and practices
The human race may be older than originally thought
Advantages and disadvantages of bilingual education debate
The mission and legacy of Gandhi
Are visual hallucinations real or just a fragment of our imagination?
What is dry drowning and how can it help us?
Are there any scientific arguments against evolution?
Where did AIDS come from?
Can age difference in relationships create issues later on?
Can commonly used passwords protect you?
Explain how was the universe created
Can negative peer pressure make kids go on the wrong paths?
How to stop violence against elderly people
Can women be really affected by the empty nest syndrome?
Is parenting teenage daughters difficult?
Everyday challenges for adults with learning disabilities
Is racial stereotyping still alive?
Health and social consequences of teenage pregnancy
Is there a right age to have a baby?
How can you help children become responsible teenagers?
Is there a thing called productively procrastinating?
How easy is it to accept or reject people of color?
Should identity theft be a punishable crime?
Is the addiction of Facebook getting out of control?
Should society promote cross cultural adoption?
Is there a right age to get married?
The impact of materialism in society
Is there any truth to childhood depression?
The use of herbs in alternative medicine
Pros and cons of embryonic stem cell research
What are some ethical issues in education?
Side effects of steroids on the body
What are some of the major controversial issues in America?
The daily life in concentration camps during the Holocaust
What are the causes of student violence in schools?
The use of body language for job interviews – good or cheating
What are the different types of schizophrenia?
What are the black holes in space?
What is the future of human cloning?
What are the psychological effects of child abuse?
What is the importance of symbolism in literature?
What were the Puritans beliefs and practices?
Even after researching about the topics you couldn’t find something that speaks to you, there’s one more thing you can do. Speak to your teacher about more subjects and topics to write on. Think about some current controversial issues as they can make for a good paper. All the best!