When you are writing a history paper there are many topics that have been over repeatedly throughout the years, topics that history teachers and staff may be tired of reading. Like any course or assignment, if you write on something which has been overused, it will only end in regret and a poor grade. By selecting a new topic, or trying an old topic in a new and exciting way, you can impress the reader and get the grade you deserve.

Some great topics you might consider using in place of the old and reused topics include the following:

  • Did people create the notion of the afterlife?
  • What social forces led to the instigation of the Prohibition?
  • How did the labor movement change our modern work week?
  • Is our government putting forth enough effort to protect indigenous cultures (any government can be substituted in this case)

If you want to write on good history topics that are sure to impress your review committee or teacher you can also consider the following:

  • What historical basis is there for the distrust of socialism in America?
  • Are we losing important historical information with the growth of the Information Age?
  • Are Native Americans being treated in a fair manner today?
  • What lessons can be learned from mob actions and mass hysteria in the United States?

But more than that it is important that you avoid common grammatical errors or typographical errors as you write. Even the best topic in the world will not earn you a good grade if you write it poorly or fail to conduct thorough research. If you do not adhere to the page length requirements or the formatting style it can greatly hinder your ability to get a good grade.

Make sure each sentence you put in a shorter paper has meaning. Do not let the meaning get jumbled in the mixture. Instead review that all of your sentences are to the point and not so convoluted that the reader is lost and unsure of what you are saying.

Make sure that you proofread your paper and that you edit it. These are two very different things. One catches syntax errors or transitional mistakes while the other looks for grammatical errors or a typo. Both are important to ensuring your history thesis topic is great and that you get the grade you deserve.