It can be difficult to know where to begin when choosing a topic for your history research paper. Topic selection is the first hurdle you must overcome to begin writing. Sometimes the perfect topic just seems to fall into your lap and other times it takes a lot of work to compose the one you want to use. Here are some strategies you can use to compose an exciting topic for your history paper.
How many topics do you have left? There should be very few or perhaps only one. This remaining topic should be the perfect one for your history research paper. It’s probably still on your list because it poses the most interest for you. When a topic is captivating and interesting and exciting for the writer, it usually is the same way for the reader.
What makes history exciting is when the writer brings it to life and gives it some new light. Instead of just a topic everyone’s heard of before, add a new twist to your history topic. Bring it out of the shadows; explore a new and interesting angle that hasn’t been done a hundred times before. One example is that many people have done papers on the Assassination of President Kennedy or President Lincoln but very few in comparison have written on the Assassination of President Garfield.