Choose your favorite interest to write an eighth grade research paper. Though music and sports are broad topics, narrow your interest to research on a specific facet of the music industry or sports leagues. Pick a favorite musician or athlete and research influences in that person's life. If you have a certain hobby, research its origins or influence on society. Any particular interests in a science, such as astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology and so on, can develop into a research paper on the significance of that science. Pick a favorite author or artist and research their work. If any family members have ever served in the armed forces, write about the history of that branch of the military.
Now it’s time to write a second draft, polishing it up with the edits and changes you made to the first draft. This is also where you will check to see if the paragraphs have been organized well or if they need to be moved around. Tweak the paragraphs so the flow of the body of the paper is smooth and orderly. It is also at this point that you need to check the formatting. If you have titles in your paper do you want the titles in all capital letters or upper and lower cases? Do you want them to be bolded or underlined or both? Be consistent throughout. When the introductory paragraph and body have been successfully rewritten, reworked and made consistent, it is time to move on to step 8.