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15 January, 2014
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It’s time for your first college research paper, huh? For a lot of college freshmen, their first college research paper is one of the scariest parts of freshman year. As soon as the words “research paper” leave your professor’s lips, you’re suddenly alert and panic-stricken. A college research paper sounds so much more serious than ones you did in high school, and you remember all the horror stories of strict professors who give failing grades to papers handed in one minute late, and professors who are impossible to please and never give out As. Don’t worry about any of that. If you do what the teacher asks and you work hard, you’ll do fine.
If you have no idea where to start or how to write your research paper, ask for help. You’ll get help on how to get started, how to organize your paper, and how to make it sound more intelligent. There are several people you can go to for help:
An outline has a basic structure to it that you should always use for a research paper:
Thesis and purpose of research paper.
Make your argument and back it up. Have at least 3 paragraphs.
Organize what points you want to make in each paragraph. Include your notes and research that you’d like to discuss in the paper. You can make it sound nice, paraphrase and reword things, and make it flow well once you start writing. The purpose of the outline is to organize your information and make writing your first draft easier.
Restate the thesis and give a brief summary of your arguments.
This is an easy format to follow and will result in a successful research paper.
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