Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Composing a title, part of Writing Research Papers.
…The title is usually one of, if not the last thing you compose.…However, it is the first thing your reader sees, and…is a major part of forming the reader's first impression.…You want that first impression to be a positive one, so…take time to think about that title.…You want to avoid a title that's too broad, or just lists the topic.…Homeschooling, for example, would not be an acceptable title.…To help you compose the title, go back and…look at your thesis statement, your introduction, and your conclusion.…
Even think about your audience.…A good title has two purposes.…First, it either directly gives, or…indirectly suggests, the subject of your research paper.…The title's second purpose is to make the reader interested in your paper.…And whatever title you choose, be certain that the information included in…the final research paper is reflected in the title.…It can be a straightforward descriptive title, The Advantages and…Disadvantages of Homeschooling.…Or, a two-part title can be used.…
The first part of a two-part title states the general subject, and…
- 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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