Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Brainstorming your focus, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] Preparing a brainstorming list is…one of the early attempts to determine…what key points you want to consider…including in your research paper.…Start listing any and all of the ideas…that you know or have read about…in any order they come to mind.…Main ideas will be mixed among examples…and major and minor detail and even irrelevant information.…Anything you put on your list is correct,…it's your list, your ideas and your research.…If you are generally a list maker,…this method may appeal to you.…
The disadvantage of this method is that…the ideas are in random order and each will have…to be evaluated as you continue organizing…your research paper.…Let's continue with our homeschooling versus…public schooling research paper idea.…You've read 12 sources and talked with a couple families…with homeschooled children.…A portion of your brainstorming list might look like this.…Flexibility, don't worry about having…to wear certain clothes, disruptions,…flexible schedule, children can progress at own rate,…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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