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Accessing the Arts
Topic 1: Censorship in the Media
Length: 1,087 words
Description: A relatively brief academic article about the different types of media censorship that exist and how different countries censor their publications.
Topic 2: Tackling Media Piracy
Length: 1,005 words
Description: A short academic discussion about global music-piracy policies and how developing countries benefit from having free (or cheaper) access.
Topic 1: The Future of Lithium
Length: 1,396 words
Description: A medium-length academic article about the many uses of lithium, particularly focusing on its use in rechargeable batteries and environmental impact.
Topic 2: The Rise of Veganism
Length: 1,396 words
Description: A medium-length academic article about the popularity of veganism and its potential ability to save the world’s environment and ecology.
Topic 1: Accent Perceptions
Length: 1,238 words (+ references)
Description: A medium-length academic article discussing accents in the United Kingdom, exploring how people form opinions and prejudices based on pronunciation.
Topic 2: Cameroon Pidgin English
Length: 1,084 words (+ references)
Description: A short academic article introducing pidgin and creole languages, focusing specifically on a West-African variety called Cameroon Pidgin English.
The Space Race
Topic 1: Designing Spaceships
Length: 1,279 words
Description: A discussion into the various factors that are important when designing spaceships and preparing for interstellar space travel.
Topic 2: Living in Space
Length: 1,382 words
Description: A mid-length article about the demands of extended periods aboard space stations on the human physiology and psychology.