Note: This is not the time to develop your thesis..comes later. If your professor wants a 10 page paper it will be much easier to fill 10 pages about the life of Aristotle than having to create a bunch of fluff around his views on posterior analytics.Also, pick a topic that a lot of previous research has already been done on it.I mean don't ever plagiarize anything, but that is the first place your professor will go to check for plagiarization.
Pick something that is engaging in its own right, but that also creates a connection to your research paper's central thesis.
You may draw, for example, from a legend or myth that seeks to answer the same question you did or share the experience of a famed researcher in your field.
Benjamin Twist has worked as a writer, editor and consultant since 2007.
He writes fiction and nonfiction for online and print publications, as well as offering one-on-one writing consultations and tutoring.
from Wikipedia into Google and look at other sources that come up.
Starting Off A Research Paper
Professors prefer book/print sources over online sources any day..if your search comes up with a book or print article that has been made available online, definitely go for that.
If your topic has multiple components, such as "teaching math to developmentally disabled kindergarten students," you can start with a sentence about one component and narrow it by adding another component in each sentence.
In this example, you might start with a broad statement about teaching math, then teaching math in kindergarten, then state your full thesis.
Twist holds a Master of Arts in Bible exposition from Columbia International University.
If you're anything like me, you always have good intentions at the beginning of the semester for giving yourself ample time to complete your research paper..then the weekend (or night) before the paper's due date sneaks up on you and you haven't even started.