If you are interested in the topic you will probably write a better paper.] My thesis: [ The thesis is generally a sentence or two, which comes after the introductory material and states the main point/s in your paper. If your subject is fertility treatments, for example, your thesis might be "The high number of multiple births is forcing society to examine the ethical issues that are caused by fertility drugs and invitro fertilization. Do you think that inserting anecdotal evidence, for example, high profile stories of people who have had multiple births, as in the case above, will help your reader understand your paper? Will you discuss the plusses and minuses of different platforms that perform similar functions? Let me know where you think you are headed.] Intended audience: [Your readers should not be specialists in your field.] Approach to the subject of my paper: [Try to envision a logical way in which to present your material. Assume that your readers have, in general, your level of education, but are not necessarily majoring in the same subject.
The sources should be varied - not all Internet sources, for example - and be appropriate for a college level research paper.
People magazine, Readers Digest, and others of that ilk are not satisfactory.
Review "Help With Writing Research Papers" ( before you begin brainstorming about topics or writing your paper.
Your final product will be judged on how well you succeed in producing a well though out, clear paper which shows you can interpret and intelligently discuss the issue and how well you can backup your findings with evidence.
You can save it as an html file and/or text file and insert your text.
Date: To: Professor Virginia Montecino From: [name and email address] Subject of my paper: [The subject is the broad topic] My Major and why writing about this topic will be beneficial to me: [If you are not vested in your topic, chances are your incentive to write about the subject will be weak. Perhaps you will be using a number of these approaches in your paper.
Do not put any sources in your references that you have not used in your paper.
It is possible for some of your sources to change as you become more deeply involved in writing your paper.
Show me that you know how to find and can analyze data from sources within your discipline.
Your final reference page in the Research Paper should have a minimum of 7 to 10 sources, each of which must be used as a source in your paper.