May 10

AW Research Essay (Final Exam)

Advanced Writing Final Exam



For your final exam, you must choose a topic from the provided list, research that topic, and write a 5 paragraph essay. You will be evaluated based on your writing style, grammar, and quality of research done. With your final essay you must include a list of websites you used to find your information. Many of the topics are very broad, so if you want to research something specific within that topic you can.

How to do Research

  • Most importantly do not copy and paste anything from anywhere.
  • You should search online for information about your topic and paraphrase it. Write it in your own words. If you cannot find information or you have tried and need help, e-mail me and I’ll help you.
  • For most topics, you can simple google the topic and you will find articles
  • You can also google part of the topic. Eg. one or two of the key words
  • You can also read articles written in Korean and use the information to help you write your essay. Do not try to use a translator or something similar… You need to write everything yourself.


Important Dates:

June 7 –> Topic is due (e-mail me & tell me what your topic is)
June 21–> Essay outline is due via e-mail  (link on the class website to the outline file (click open or the dots beside open and click download)
July 5 –>  Essays are due via e-mail



Research Paper Topics on Technology

  • How close did we get to the Artificial Intelligence?
  • What technological innovations promise to change the third decade of the 21st century?
  • What technologies does NASA use to explore Mars?
  • What is the future of the internet?
  • How did cloud technologies change data storing?
  • Can virtual reality substitute an actual reality?

Research Paper Topics on Environment

  • How did climate change in the recent 30 years?
  • How does global warming alter wildlife?
  • Why do some believe global warming to be a hoax?
  • Ocean pollution: unseen tragedies.
  • What are the best ways to reduce global warming?
  • Effective ways of reducing air pollution.
  • How can alternative types of energy help to preserve Earth natural resources?

Research Paper Topics on Legal Issues

  • Should there be a law preventing cyber bullying?
  • Countries with effective legal execution.

Research Paper Topics on Business

  • How can creative marketing increase the sales?
  • Is multitasking a productive method of work?
  • Google: how benefits can make your employees happy.
  • What are minimum wages around the world?

Research Paper Topics on World Politics

  • Can North and South Korea unite again?
  • How can the world unite to fight racism?
  • Do refugees pose any threat to the hosting country?

Research Paper Topics on Religion

  • The most popular new age religions.
  • Should religious beliefs influence health matters?

Research Paper Topics on Health

  • Effect of alcohol, Tabaco, and marijuana on a human body.
  • Vaccination in the 21st century.
  • Alzheimer’s: ways of prevention.
  • Are there effective ways to prevent cancer?
  •   The importance of mental health.
  • How do fats positively affect human body and mind?
  •   Anorexia and obesity – two sides to one story.

Research Paper Topics on Social Issues

  • How do social media influence interpersonal communication?
  • How can team sports affect social abilities?
  • How to stop bullying in schools?
  • Global citizenship: pros and cons.
  • How to deal with social anxiety?
  • How can one defend privacy issues on Facebook and other social media?

Research Paper Topics on Education

  • How to achieve literacy for all?
  • Is it worth it to go into a huge debt to achieve higher education in the USA?
  • How can we modernize education to make it more appealing?
  • How does dress code in schools discriminate women?
  • What are advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling?
  • The importance of multilingual education.

Research Paper Topics on Popular Culture

  • How do reality shows influence teenagers?
  • How did YouTube change popular culture?
  • The meaning of the Harry Potter Book Series in promoting reading.



An option guide to help you organize your research is here