Selecting An Intriguing Topic For A Term Paper About Business: Helpful Tips


Here is a strong piece of advice on how to get a good grade on a paper: never bore the teacher. If you choose a subject which is stiff or awkward it will not be easy to get that grade or high marks you are hoping to receive. You want to have subject that is a little bit intriguing. Here are some ways you can select just such a theme in the area of business.


  • Check Out the Business Periodicals. Business practically screams out “Current Events.” Any one of the weekly business magazines has an idea or two which you can develop into a fairly nice term paper. Don’t go for the cover story, though. A few pages back in the body of the periodical is where you will find something to capture imagination.

  • Take a Look at Business Journals. These are written in language more formal and a bit more academic. However, these are excellent sources for ideas you can use. Be careful not to get too esoteric in your choice, though. You want to have your teacher interested and not confused.

  • Watch the News with a Pad of Paper in Hand. As I said before, business is all about what went on today. It is reported nightly on the television. Take advantage of watching the televised reports and make a few notes as you view things. You may uncover a subject or two which is incredibly interesting.

  • Think Creatively. You may have an idea already about what you wish to write about. Take it and give it a bit of a stretch. You can get some very interesting notions out of the original notion, and turn it into something folks will want to read.

As you are doing all of this keep in mind the primary reason why your teacher made the assignment in the first place. It was no doubt intended to develop an interest in business and commercial activity which you may not have had before. A part of learning is to develop an interest in a subject you previously were unaware of, and this paper can spark a desire in you to learn even more. Look for a subject that is intriguing to the teacher but also to you. As you write it may become apparent it is an area you didn’t know much about before but now you do. You might even want to pursue an understanding of it outside of class.