By Colvyr Mccormick on October 08 2018 06:19:51
You can conduct a quick search of books, encyclopedias, magazines, the Internet and journals to get an idea of how much information you can uncover on your topic. If sources become scarce, librarians can often help; take advantage of their knowledge.
Please remember that research papers are usually judged on the significance of the research problem. And research papers are not always assigned for a student to demonstrate his / her talent in collecting facts and quotations that others may have already presented as their own. A proper research paper assignment can usually contain a Research Paper Assignment Table of Contents followed by the assignment. Perhaps a section of suggested topics can be given to the author.
Outlining is a good idea for anyone writing a research paper--it will help you brainstorm ideas and keep them organized so your paper flows well. You can develop outlines based on chronological events, cause-and-effect relationship, the logic of a position or the process of accomplishing something. Most word processors have an outline feature making it easy to create and edit an outline. Or, check an MLA (Modern Language Association) Handbook for its recommended format.
Every good research paper begins with a good topic or idea. If possible, pick something that you are interested in. Writing about something you enjoy can make all the difference. Also, consider the amount of information available on the topic. A topic can be too broad or too narrow--you want a topic you can cover fully, but not something so specific you are not able to find information from various sources.