Research Paper Writing
In general we follow several steps which are very significant in bringing out an excellent paper. At first we discover, Narrow, and Focus a Researchable Topic. The second most important thing is to Finding, Selecting, and Reading Sources. We will look into certain sources like library catalog, periodical indexes, bibliographies, suggestions from your instructor primary vs. secondary sources, journals, books, other documents. Grouping, Sequencing, and Documenting Information is the quite easiest job.
Then it is necessary to write an outline and a prospectus for you, like the topic selection and the significance in it and finding the relevant background material, knowing the thesis and the purpose statement. Then we write the introduction which gives the basic idea about the thing we are trying to say. Then we speak about the body and the conclusion of the paper. We present the relevant background or contextual material, define terms or concepts when necessary, explain the focus of the paper and your specific purpose and reveal your plan of organization.
We summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate published work rather than merely reporting it. Then we Move up and down the "ladder of abstraction" from generalization to varying levels of detail back to generalization. Then the last step in producing the better report is the process of revising the Final Draft which involves checking the logical flow of introduction, coherence and depth of discussion in body, effectiveness of conclusion.
- Paragraph level concerns: topic sentences, sequence of ideas within paragraphs, use of details to support generalizations, summary sentences where necessary, use of transitions within and between paragraphs.
- Sentence level concerns: sentence structure, word choices, punctuation, and spelling.
- Documentation: consistent use of one system, citation of all material not considered common knowledge, appropriate use of endnotes or footnotes, accuracy of list of works cited.