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How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
How to write a research paper
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  • 1. How to Write a Research Paper
    Created by: Samantha Byers
    February 25th, 2011
  • 2. Beginning a Research Paper
    Pick an Interesting Topic
    Possibly choose a Compare & Contrast
    A topic you have some knowledge about
    Evaluate information into categories
  • 3. Introduction
    Start with an attention grabber!
    Use exclamations, questions, or statistics
    Introduce your topic
    Describe why you’re discussing this..
  • 4. Thesis Statement
    Last Sentence of introduction paragraph
    Encompasses the body of your paragraph
    Incorporates the main points
    Introduces you to the rest of the paper
  • 5. Correct Research
    Use sources around you
    Make sure sources are credited
    Make sure formatting is correct
    Use multiple sources (books, websites, etc..)
  • 6. Body Paragraphs
    Each paragraph dedicated to the thesis
    Quotes and research are properly cited in the text
    Information is in chronological order
    Have an expected minimum length
  • 7. MLA Formatting
    Use correct formatting
    To credit sources use parenthetical citations
    Give a complete description of each source in your Work Cited
    Arrange alphabetically
  • 8. Don’t Do…
    Don’t repeat sentences
    Don’t use the same words; expand vocabulary
    Don’t falsify information to fill room
    Don’t forget to credit sources
    Don’t plagiarize
  • 9. Constructive Advice
    Write simply; avoid errors in grammar
    Show a sense of knowledge
    Distribute details evenly
    Final paper looks polished
  • 10. Organization
    QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF?
    Can you find a thesis?
    Does the essay explain main point?
    Are there effective transitions?
    Are the paragraphs unified?
  • 11. Evidence
    Is there enough evidence?
    Does your paper support the thesis?
    Is it concrete?
    Is it effectively presented?
  • 12. Grammar & Spelling
    Are sentences logical?
    Are verbs & subjects in agreement?
    Are the correct words capitalized?
    Are dictionary's and spell check necessary?
  • 13. Style and Tone
    No wordiness or redundancy
    Distinctions between formal, semi-formal, &informal
    Humor used appropriately
    Tone consistent with topic
  • 14. Turning In…
    No crumpled paper
    Stapled if necessary
    Rough draft and Final copy turned in together
    Typed, double spaced, TNR size 12 font, MLA format
  • 15. Standards for Paper
    Show independence of thought
    Clear arrangement of focus
    Effective presentation of evidence
    Clear, efficient, and mature language
  • 16. Work Cited
    Photosteve101, “Writer’s Block” December 14, 2010 via Flickr, attribution license

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