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Title: Steps for writing an effective research paper


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8 IMPORTANT STEPS FOR WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER
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WHY WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER DOES NOT COME
NATURALLY ?
  • Involves excessive technical language usage
  • Concise writing for a scientific audience is
    required
  • A scholarly paper follows a standard form and
    structure of the targeted Journal/Publication/Styl
    e Guide
  • Different papers have different forms (Example- A
    case study is presented in a form different from
    a survey paper)
  • Follows a structure that remains the same even if
    there is a change in the paper form (Structure of
    a research paper comprises three core parts
    introduction, body, and discussion)

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IS RESEARCH PAPER ALL ABOUT STATING LONG LISTS OF
FACTS OR EXPLAINING THE TOPIC AT HAND?
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WHAT IS RESEARCH PAPER ALL ABOUT?
A research paper gives a perspective or makes an
argument that is important to the chosen area of
research, and summarizes the answers to your
research questions.
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8 IMPORTANT STEPS OF WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER
Step 1 Choose a topic Step 2 Find
information Step 3 State your hypothesis
Step 4 Make a temporary outline
Step 5 Organize your thoughts
Step 6 Write down your first draft
Step 7 Revise your draft
Step 8 Type your final draft
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STEP 1 CHOOSE A TOPIC
Good Research Topic fulfils the FINER criteria
Feasible (answerable with a robust
method) Interesting Novel Ethical Relevant
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STEP 2 FIND INFORMATION
Look for information online as well as printed
materials to make articles more evidence-based.
Critically read and evaluate, and save the
source and the content of any relevant
information. Remember that an article without
bibliographical information is useless because
you cannot cite its source.
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STEP 3 STATE YOUR HYPOTHESIS
Try and write your thesis statement down in one
sentence because the main portion of your essay
will include arguments to support and defend this
belief.
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STEP 4 MAKE A TEMPORARY OUTLINE
An outline will help you to consider your whole
topic carefully and to organize it logically
before you start writing.
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STEP 5 ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHTS
Effective communication of your thoughts, ideas,
insights, and research finding to others requires
you to organize, analyze, synthesize, and digest
the gathered information. Organize your ideas in
a linear, understandable format and include only
relevant information. Use your own words and
document all ideas borrowed or quoted to avoid
plagiarism.
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STEP 6 WRITE DOWN YOUR FIRST DRAFT
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STEP 7 REVISE YOUR DRAFT
CHECKLIST ONE 1. Is my thesis statement concise and clear? 2. Did I follow my outline? Did I miss anything? 3. Are my arguments presented in a logical sequence? 4. Are all sources properly cited to ensure that I am not plagiarizing? 5. Have I proved my thesis with strong supporting arguments? 6. Have I made my intentions and points clear in the essay?
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STEP 7 REVISE YOUR DRAFT
  • CHECKLIST TWO
  • Did I begin each paragraph with a proper topic
    sentence?
  • 2. Have I supported my arguments with documented
    proof or examples?
  • 3. Any run-on or unfinished sentences?
  • 4. Any unnecessary or repetitious words?
  • 5. Varying lengths of sentences?
  • 6. Does one paragraph or idea flow smoothly into
    the next?
  • 7. Any spelling or grammatical errors?

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STEP 7 REVISE YOUR DRAFT
8. Quotes accurate in source, spelling, and
punctuation? 9. Are all my citations accurate
and in the correct format? 10. Did I avoid using
contractions? Use "cannot" instead of "can't",
"do not" instead of "don't"? 11. Did I use third
person as much as possible? Avoid using phrases
such as "I think", "I guess", "I suppose 12.
Have I made my points clear and interesting but
remained objective? 13. Did I leave a sense of
completion for my reader(s) at the end of the
paper?
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STEP 8 TYPE YOUR FINAL DRAFT
  • Manuscripts that are successfully submitted to a
    journal for publication have three main
    components
  • A fresh robust idea
  • (2) Efficient execution of the work
  • (3) Systematic presentation of the work

It is important to present your work in a
research paper format. TO KNOW WHAT A RESEARCH
PAPER FORMAT INCLUDES DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF THE
RESEARCH PAPER FORMAT
VISIT www.editingindia.com/researchpaperformat
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