- Conducting Research (4)
- Finding Sources (12)
- Parts of a Research Paper (8)
- Research Ethics (6)
- Research Topics (4)
- Typing a Research Paper (15)
- Writing a Biography (12)
- Writing a Book Report (58)
What Is a Research Paper?
Your very first research paper assignment can be a little daunting. This overview explains the basics of research, the steps involved, and provides an overview on the many elements and stages of a paper assignment.
10 Tips for Writing a Science Paper
By now you have probably discovered that there's a difference in the writing styles used in your various texts. Different disciplines have different preferred styles. It should be no surprise that science writing is more straightforward and concise than other types of writing.
Term Paper Tips
The first time you write a term paper you can be a little overwhelmed by the size of your project. These term paper tips can help you plan and stay on track of your project.
Write a 10 Page Research Paper
Are you required to write a long research paper? This can be an intimidating assignment at first, but it becomes much easier when you break it down.
Research papers come in many sizes and levels of complexity. There is no single set of rules that fits every project, but there are guidelines you should follow to keep yourself on track throughout the weeks as you prepare, research and write.
Have you ever put off writing a paper until the day before it was due? You’ll be comforted to know that we all have. How did this happen? No matter how or why you get into this situation, it’s important to remain calm and clear-headed.
A Sloppy Writer's Guide
Unsure where to start on your research paper? Feeling overwhelmed by the research? The most creative writers often feel this way.
Overused and Tired Words
When writing an essay, term paper, or report, you should avoid words that are overused and boring. Always remember that your teacher reads hundreds of papers. Make yours stand out.
Writing a Research Paper
Writing a research paper can seem like a monumental task, but it is actually a rather straightforward procedure. By using color-coded index cards to organize your thoughts, you might find the process is surprisingly enjoyable.
Does the thought of an oral report make you queasy? Follow these steps to calm down and gear up for a super performance.
Critical Thinking Exercises
Critical thinking involves suspending your beliefs to explore and question topics from a “blank page” point of view. It also involves the ability to know fact from opinion when exploring a topic.
How Do You Find Trustworthy Sources?
As a researcher, you will find that every question can have many possible answers, partly because events are clouded by opinions. You can see evidence of this if you browse through your television news programming.
How to Write a Position Paper
When you write a position paper, you should write with authority and confidence. Your should know your position well, but you should know the opposing position just as well.
Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
When constructing a research paper, the researcher turns to persuasion through pathos, logos, and ethos.
Narrow Your Research Topic
It is very typical for students to set off on a research topic, only to find out that is too broad. Learn to narrow your topic by applying the common question words.
How to Write a News Article
Whether you are interested in writing for a small school newspaper or you’re fulfilling a requirement for school, you will want to write like a professional if you intend to write a news article. So what does it take to write like a news reporter?
Finding Statistics and Data
Reports are always more interesting and convincing if they contain data or statistics. Some research numbers and results can add a really surprising or interesting twist to your papers. This list provides some good places to start if you want to support your opinions with some research data.
Research Note Cards
Your research note cards should include all the information necessary to write your term paper. You should take extreme care as you create these note cards, to provide yourself clear, informative notes and also to avoid plagiarism.
Using Microsoft Word to Write a Paper
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word.
Ten Reasons You Shouldn't Even Think About Buying a Research Paper
Have you ever entertained the idea of buying a ready-made research paper? Sure, temptation visits all of us at some time, about something or another. But buying a research paper is an academic crime. The risk is much greater than the payoff.
Verbs for Your Research Paper
While reviewing the first draft of your research paper, you should do an inventory of your verbs. Are they tired and weak, or strong and effective? This list of verbs may provide suggestions to make your research paper sound more authoritative.
Making Scatter Plots - Diagrams
A scatter plot is a great visual tool for showing relationships between two characteristics. This type of diagram shows how one characteristic affects another.