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Title: Writing the Modern Research Paper


1
Writing the Modern Research Paper
  • Chapter one
  • Doing research and the research paper

2
Research Is. ..
  • Observation and critical study it is collecting
    information in order to make judgements and gain
    truth.

3
Research is. ..

Learning!
Learning how to learn on your own.
Learning something NEW Avoid the old hat
4
What is a Research Papers Purpose?
  • To inform the reader about the research topic.
  • To demonstrate the validity or reasonableness of
    the authors conclusions about the topic.

5
Elements of the Research Paper
  • The Research Topic
  • A particular aspect of a larger field of
    knowledge.
  • Subject gt Topic gt Research Question gt Thesis
  • A Respectable Length
  • Longer than most papers you have had to write
    before.
  • Text says 10 to 12 but we will expect 8 to 10
    pages.
  • Dr. Rearick prefers 12 font in Time Roman style
    (he does not know why).

6
Continuing Elements of the Research Paper
  • Overall Organization
  • Title page
  • Thesis and Outline
  • Text
  • Notes
  • Works Cited / References
  • Appendix

7
Continuing Elements of the Research Paper
  • Textual Organization
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion
  • Works Cited or References
  • Although these sections should all exist in MLA
    they are not overtly indicated by a heading. APA
    does divide by heading.

8
Doing Research for Your Paper
  • To research a subject is to see it another way
  • Gather original information
  • Evaluate from your own point of view and
    experience

9
Finding Sources
  • Primary Sources
  • Your own experiences
  • Field observations
  • Interview
  • Laboratory report
  • Diaries
  • Literary Works
  • Letters
  • Secondary Sources
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Online sources
  • Computer database

10
Documenting Sources means acknowledging. . .
  • Who was the source of the information.
  • The author
  • The editor
  • Where the scholar found the information
  • The Work
  • The Book
  • The publisher
  • The date
  • The page

11
Planning a Research Schedule
  • Investigating one or more potential research
    subject.
  • Selecting a topic and framing a research
    question.
  • Establishing a preliminary bibliography
  • Devising an outline and tentative thesis
    statement.

12
The Research Schedule Continued
  • Writing the paper
  • Listing the works cited
  • REVISING and editing
  • (get another outside reader!)

13
Keeping a Research Notebook
  • Dedicate a single notebook for the task
  • Use pencil or ink to record ideas and
    information--write clearly.
  • Record names, titles and other bibliographic data
    accurately and fully to avoid errors.
  • Use as many heading or subtitles in the notebook
    as need to keep your entries organized
  • Date each entry.

14
Once the Process is started, it can not be
altered.
  • Wrong!

Plan on your mind going in different directions.
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