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What is a Research Paper?• A research paper is an expanded essay that presents your own interpretation or evaluation or argument
Research Papers: What You Really Should Know about It
First Thing to Remember about Research Papers• Research paper writing requires more than a recitation of learned facts with the most important element of a good research paper being the authors own analysis of researched information in a topic context.
• a real research paper is your own thoughts based on your thorough analysis of what you previously knew and what you managed to research about your topic
A good research paper should contain:Argument Thesis Introduction Paper body Quotes
RESEARCH PAPER STEPS STEP 1. STEP 2. FIND STEP 3. STATE CHOOSE A INFORMATION YOUR THESIS TOPICSTEP 4. MAKE STEP 5. STEP 6. WRITE A TENTATIVE ORGANIZE YOUR FIRST OUTLINE YOUR NOTES DRAFTSTEP 7. REVISE STEP 8. TYPEYOUR OUTLINE FINAL PAPER AND DRAFT
What is an Outline• An outline is a general plan of the material that is to be presented in a speech or a paper. The outline shows the order of the various topics, the relative importance of each, and the relationship between the various parts.
Example: ExamplesTopic Outline Choices in College and AfterThesis: The decisions I have to make in choosing college courses, depend on larger questions I am beginningto ask myself about my life’s work. I. Two decisions describedA. Art history or chemistry1. Professional considerations2. Personal considerationsB. A third year of French?1. Practical advantages of knowing a foreign language2. Intellectual advantages3. The issue of necessity II. Definition of the problemA. Decisions about occupationB. Decisions about a kind of life to lead III. Temporary resolution of the problemA. To hold open a professional possibility: chemistryB. To take advantage of cultural gains already made: French