The sources you used to get ideas and write your paper are listed here.
All research papers fall under three general categories: analytical, expository, or argumentative. If you’re missing any of these qualities, you’re gonna have a bad time.
Avoid vague modifier words like “positive” and “negative.” Instead use precise, strong language to formulate your argument.
Also, avoid super analytical or technical topics that you think you’ll have a hard time writing about (unless that’s the assignment…then jump right into all the technicalities you want).
You’ll probably need to do some background research and possibly brainstorm with your professor before you can identify a topic that’s specialized enough for your paper.
Click on the links to the right to read more and see examples of successful papers.
Writing will be easier if the subject matter is of interest to you, and try to be as specific as possible.
Use your handy index cards to create an outline for your paper. All papers include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
If you don't keep track of—and report—your sources, it is plagiarism! .print out your research paper and inspect for grammar and careless errors.
To write a research paper you must first do some research, that is, investigate your topic by reading about it in many different sources, including books, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet. The information you gather from these sources is then used to support the points you make in your paper.
Writing a research paper also involves documenting your sources of information in footnotes or endnotes.