Research Paper on Computers?
November 11, 2010 9:44 PM Subscribe
I'm writing a term paper (15 pages) in my American History class on the computer and its influence on America history. Topics of focus?
posted by NotSoSiniSter to writing & language (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For my high school Junior Year history class, I really wanted to try something a little out there. Everyone in my class is doing the same old topics, WWII, Vietnam, etc. I don't want to go down the same beaten paths. So, I decided on computers and its influence on American History. But I'm having a little trouble trying to get a super rough outline together that can make a 15 page paper. So far I have:
II. 1980s (Computer Revolution?)
Huge influence on culture
I have never written a paper as long as this. But I do believe that you include background research. Is that correct? I was thinking about including how a computer could be made of everything and go on to give examples of very primitive ones.
If you honestly think I can't write a decent paper on this topic, tell me. My fall back is if I can't get this to work, I'm just going to do the Cuban missile crisis. Even though thats so generic. But whatever. The grade I get is what really matters.
I got a chance to talk to my history teacher about this. He told me how my paper varies from others because its a "story that does not have an end yet" when you you look at WWII and other past events. Its over. But computers are still evolving. My biggest worry is I might stray off the path of a research paper and form this into something else and get dinged major points.
I also need a minium of 5 print sources. Book recommendations would be great. :D
Any input will be super helpful. :D