Make sure you know whether you are writing a report or a research paper.
Report - Gather information and report it to your instructor. Summary of facts.
Research Paper - Gather information to help you form an opinion or conclusion of your own. State a thesis and give an argument in support of that thesis.
Although the report is more common in high school, college level work usually requires a research paper.
Report Research Paper Many soldiers died in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. New treatments are being developed every day to cure Alzheimer's disease. The government should invest more money in Alzheimer’s research. A history of Montessori education Montessori education is a beneficial method for the development of social skills in early childhood.
If I pour one gallon of water into a bathtub and one gallon of water into a sink, which of the two will be deeper?
Broader topics will result in shallow papers while narrow topics will result in deeper papers
Broad Topics Narrowed Topics The economy Government bailout of General Motors The Civil War The significance of the Battle of Gettysburg Nursing Caring for patients with cystic fibrosis