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How to Select Good Biology Research Paper Topics

Biology is a wide field in which students have a variety of topics they can use to create powerful research papers. Of course it can be difficult knowing where to begin in terms of picking a paper topic because of this wide expanse.

If you are writing a paper that covers the field of health, there are many reasons you need to be careful. The biggest reason is that health concerns everyone, so if you are presenting information, you don’t want it to come off as though you are giving health advice, especially if you have unverified information. You must make sure that all of the sources you use at up to date and reliable. That being said, you can write about:

  • Food myths
  • Causes of diabetes and treatment options
  • The different types of cancers and what treatments are available
  • Tips for personal hygiene
  • The side effects of steroid use
  • Heart surgery procedures
  • How to take care of a newborn
  • The effects of alcohol addiction
  • White blood cells versus red blood cells
  • Foods that can improve mood
  • Menopause
  • The effects of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Music and meditation
  • Infertility and treatment options
  • Keeping your heart healthy
  • Pilates
  • Flue facts
  • Long term effects of bad sleep
  • How to encourage fitness among children
  • Hormonal imbalances among women
  • The effects of second hand smoke
  • Living a healthy life
  • Laughter therapy
  • Stress relief
  • Yoga benefits

Tips for writing this style of essay:

  • You should always stay organized. Before you start writing, plan out what you want to say. It is best to know what your conclusion will be prior to starting the paper. You need to know where you are headed and what logical progression you will use to get there.
  • Use present tense. When you write about a piece of text, use the present tense
  • Be objective but avoid using first person in excess.
  • Avoid using colloquial or slang speech
  • Avoid using contractions
  • Avoid writing “etc…” as this is often a crutch used by writers who have run out of arguments
  • Use an original title of your own making, not the title of the text you are reviewing

Remember that an analysis does not mean retelling the story. It means explaining how the writer makes the reader see what they want the reader to see, what writing techniques are used by the writer, what themes are present in the text, and your response to the above.