Research paper projects usually come with rather tight deadlines. The faster, you push yourself through the first few stages of research paper writing, the better as you will need all the time you can spare for the research and writing stages. One of the stages where students tend to waste a lot of time is that of choosing a good research paper topic. Sometimes time gets wasted trying to find a topic that suits them and some other times they end up wasting time trying to pick one from a list of good topics. But as it is just the first stage of a research project, it is not wise to spend too much time over it. The easiest way to find the best topic, without wasting much time over it, is to figure out the specifications of the topic you need before starting your search.