Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Basic Steps To Write A Good Research Paper

1. Choose a topic that interests you in some way.

2. Note down key words to help you to search information about the topic.

3. Visit to an encyclopedia, or other reference sources, to get an overview about the topic.

4. Make source cards for whatever sources you will use for information.

5. Using the general overview, begin to focus the topic into something you can cover well.

6. Write a statement of purpose about the focused topic.

7. Brainstorm questions about the focused topic.

8. Group questions under similar headings.

9. Add any new questions you can think of under those headings.

10. Repeat step 2, and note more key words from your newly focused topic and questions.

11. Make a list of possible sources that can answer your questions. Identify the best sources to use.

12. Find the sources in the library, on the computer, etc. Make a source card for each one you use.

13. Begin making note cards. Use your brain stormed questions to guide your note taking.

14. Change your statement of purpose into a draft thesis statement.

15. Make an outline of your headings. If you are ready to print your outline, try the Want to try this? It will help you create your outline and print it. Outline Maker

16. Refocus your thesis statement if necessary.

17. Write the body of your paper from your notes.

18. Cite any necessary information with parenthetical citations.

19. Write your introduction and conclusion.

20. Write your Works Cited (it is similar to a bibliography).

21. Create a title page.

22. Evaluate your work.

23. Turn in your paper on time.

7 Must Skills To Be A Good Research Paper Writer:

Research paper writing can be an easy job if you start your work in a proper way and note down your steps in your notebook.

First you should be well aware that what is research paper, in easy words you can say that research paper is a little advance form your essay writing, so don’t be confused after getting your research paper assignment.

You should have the following skills to be a good research paper writer.
  • You should be aware about writing formats. (i.e. APA, MLA )
  • You must have the ability to select a topic and get approve from your teacher.
  • Your research and understanding skills should be good.
  • You must have the ability to research on internet.
  • You must have the ability to collect data from different sources and summarize accordingly.
  • Choose most relevant sources of data for your research paper.
  • You must have the skills to take interviews for your research if needed.