Writing a Good Research Paper
How to Write a Good Research Paper
Writing a good research paper is not an easy task for any college student. Formulating research question is a cornerstone of any successful research paper which your professor would admire. Research papers help professors not only evaluate students’ writing skills but also assess their ability to analyze information and research problems. Thus, students who write good research paper become better writers and thinkers.
What is the goal of any good research paper? Students pick an interesting research paper topic (of professor assigns a topic for students) which needs to be researched using their knowledge and skills they acquired during the semester. In fact, research paper is an opportunity for a student to apply his creativity and knowledge. It is a chance to experiment with theories and ideas. In such a case the research paper goes smoothly. Unfortunately most students summarize information that was given to them during the semester, repeating definitions, statements and ideas that everybody knew before. Such research papers turn into collection of somebody else’s ideas.
In order to write a good research paper and impress your professor you need to follow some tips:
Carefully choose object of your study (topic, research theme) Before writing your research paper you need to clearly understand what you are researching, otherwise you may not reach your initial goals in the end. Set several questions that need to be answered in your essay and answer them one by one. If your research object has several aspects address each of them. This is very important because without clear research theme your paper will lack common sense and logical integrity.
Use as many sources as possible
Of course some of your ideas belong to somebody else. If there are many works in the field of your research try to use as many different sources as possible. Try to compare and contrast them. Do not forget that you should not only site sources but make your own conclusions based on these sources. Try to find the most up-to-date sources since the science is developing very rapidly.
Summarize information you collected
You research paper will not be complete without summary or conclusions. State key point of your research, highlight the most arguable issues. Make a conclusion and suggest your solution. Try to be creative and express your own ideas on the issue.
Remember that cheating may have dreadful consequences. You study to become a professional in the particular area. Now student have unlimited access to information so it has become really easy to write a good research paper on your own.