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How to write a research paper

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How to write a research paper

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

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