A research paper is a formal report that contains an original idea (a thesis) and evidence to back up your idea (research).
Specific: Research Realistic: Topic should papers should be be something that you specific and maintain can easily research. clear focus. Time: Make sure you are Measurable: Should able to complete all your contain examples and research within the evidence. timeframe given. Attainable: Provides a thesis statement that answers a clear research question.
Title page Table of contents Introduction Evidence and support Conclusion Bibliography
Step 1: Choose a topic Step 2: Find information that interests you. using different Narrow that topic down resources and make so that it is not too notes. broad or complicated. ◦ The internet (be careful ◦ Ex: A research paper on about which sites you use!) religion can be narrowed ◦ Books down: religion world ◦ Newspapers religions Buddhism ◦ Magazines/journals ◦ Encyclopaedias
Step 3: Create your Step 4: Before you start thesis statement. The writing, make an main portion of your outline of your essay to essay will consist of organize your thoughts arguments to support and plan what you will and defend this belief. say.
I. INTRODUCTION - (Brief comment leading into subject matter - Thesis statement on Shakespeare)II. BODY –A. Shakespeares Early Life, Marriage, Works, Later Years A. Early life in Stratford 1. Shakespeares family a. Shakespeares father b. Shakespeares mother 2. Shakespeares marriage a. Life of Anne Hathaway b. Reference in Shakespeares PoemsB. Shakespeares works 1. Plays a. Tragedies i. Hamlet ii. Romeo and Juliet b. Comedies i. The Tempest ii. Much Ado About Nothing c. Histories i. King John ii. Richard III
C. Shakespeares Later Years 1. Last two plays 2. Retired to Stratford a. Death b. Burial i. Epitaph on his tombstoneIII. CONCLUSION A. Summary 1. Shakespeares early life 2. Shakespeares works 3. Shakespeares later years B. Thesis reworded C. Concluding statement
Step 6: Write your rough Step 7: Revise, edit, and draft. After you have type your final draft! researched, taken notes, and written your outline prepare a rough draft of your paper.