Research Paper Topic Generation Game
Your research will be most interesting to you when it is connected to the larger framework of your being—to the things you care about.
7. Require most references to be up-to-date.Many of the freeterm papers online (and many of the ones for sale) are quite old, withcorrespondingly old references. If you require all research material tobe, say, less than five years old, you will automatically eliminatethousandsof online papers. Such a recent date restriction is notusually workablefor some subjects, such as history or English literature, but you canalwaysrequire a few sources of recent date. (But, as mentioned above, be onthe alert for citation upgrading, where the date of publication ischanged from an older date to a recent one.)
4. Require process steps for the paper. Seta series ofdue dates throughout the term for the various steps of the researchpaperprocess: topic or problem, preliminary bibliography, prospectus,researchmaterial (annotated photocopies of articles, for example), outline,roughdraft, final annotated bibliography, final draft. Some of these partscanbe reverse engineered by the determined cheater, but most studentsshouldrealize that doing the assignment honestly is easier than thealternative.