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10 Tips For Composing An Impressive Research Paper About Adolf Hitler


Adolf Hitler is one of the prominent historic figures in leadership and politics and whose behavior, character and actions generate a lot of interest into dictatorship and World War II events. The following are tips for writing a good research paper about him:

  1. Narrow the topic to a specific issue: There are many issues to consider when writing an academic paper about the politician, from his role in World War II, Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, to his dictatorial leadership. An academic paper will always require exposing a certain specific aspect by providing in depth details. You could, for instance, write about Hitler as a case study of dictatorial administrations and their outcomes. Narrowing down on one issue helps to make the research easier. In addition, dealing with more than one topical issue can bring confusion to readers in regard to the objective of the paper.
  2. Consider online resources: By searching the internet, you will find many articles about Hitler's story from his birth, history and family to leadership skills. From the many available resources, list down the most relevant according to the topic in question.
  3. Read widely about Hitler: While you can consider reading a few resources and then drafting a paper around them, the more knowledge you gain about his personality, behavior, actions and character, the more it becomes easier to write the paper or even more clearer to come up with a topic. Reading many resources helps to get more points for the paper and you certainly avoid the writer's block.
  4. Use authoritative resources: In writing an investigative paper, you will need to consult third party literature about Hitler. However, the paper appears more professional and credible if you consider literature from peer-reviewed journal articles. These resources are written by other authors and most are available online. While using commentaries and opinionated blog post is fine, research papers written by other people contain more in depth supporting evidence on issues raised.
  5. Make a list of topic suggestions: Do some background about all possible research areas about Hitler. Note down the possible topics in each of these areas by asking what the research question would be.
  6. Chose an interesting title about him: How interesting the title is depends on personal interests. For instance, if you like politics and leadership, focus on titles that expose his political and leadership character. In addition, it is important to select interesting titles based on whether or not they elicit heated debate in the public eye. For instance, academic paper topics relating to Holocaust may be more interesting to readers than those relating to his dictatorial leadership.
  7. Request for an opinion about the title: You could consider submitting a proposal to your supervisor or asking friends what they feel about it. This opens your mind to some of the things you might have ignored about it. For instance, a supervisor can advise when it wanders away from what is expected.
  8. Draft the paper: Drafting the academic paper as you read through research material helps to easily and quickly track the most important points afterwards, without having to revisit the resources. This saves a lot of time. In addition, drafting the paper helps to see if you have adequate resources for the title of interest. In this case, you can drop the title at any time you feel there is not enough to write about it.
  9. Consider sample papers from different writers: Samples can help you see the correct format for the paper. In addition, sample papers from different writers help you learn the diverse ways of relaying ideas and points to leave the best impact.
  10. Always revise the paper: The first draft could run several pages long, but as you revise, it becomes clear on what ideas and statements were repeated. You will also have to eliminate statements that do not make sense and clear out ambiguity in statements.