Your assignment is to write a research paper on a topic of your choosing. Select a topic that is of great interest to you, perhaps a current or controversial issue.
Keep in mind that a research paper is similar to writing a regular essay. In the research paper, you will be required to present in writing:
The main difference between a research paper and a regular essay is that students are required to gather their own resources.
Conduct research on your own on one issue by describing and arguing or describing and showing its causes/effects. In addition, analyze and critique your topic, and offer possible solutions to end the issue/problem.