NO ONE likes research papers.
Not you, not your professor.
However, research papers are an essential part of academia.
So instead of griping and whining about it, try to make the best of it.
You don't want to do a research paper. Your professor doesn't want to read it or grade it. So, do you both a favor and make it interesting!
Think about the things that interest you. Now, think about your paper. Can you find a way to incorporate the two?
If you come up with an idea for a paper, run it by your professor. Chances are, your professor is tired of reading the same paper over and over again and may be open to your idea.
You will be surprised by how many fun and interesting topics there are with just a little imagination.
Let's pretend I have to write a paper for an economics class. I am horrible at economics and business, so I don't enjoy the subjects. However, I love music. Can I combine music and economics?
Of course! There are many ways to incorporate music into an economics paper:
|For me, this scholarly article is exciting and doesn't feel like work to read.
If you don't like rap, you might hate it - and that's ok! Find something that fits your interests!
Scholarly research is WAY more interesting than most people give credit to. Below are some of my favorite off-the-wall articles: