Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Descriptive papers, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] What did you see?…What did it smell like?…How did it sound?…What did it feel like?…Could you taste it?…All of those questions you would answer…if you were describing something…whether a person, an event, or a place.…You want to describe something so completely…and so effectively that your reader can see,…hear, smell, feel and taste what you've captured…in your mind.…Describing by your senses helps your reader…get a clear impression of your mind's keen image.…
Maybe in a science lab you have to describe…what you see through the microscope…or in a business you might need to describe…your product's characteristics to a client.…Maybe you need to produce precise case notes.…Whether you have a school assignment…or a business situation, describing has general guidelines.…Let's assume you've been asked to write…a descriptive paper essay.…You may have unlimited choices,…if so, you know the writing process requires…you choose a specific topic, one that has…enough variation elements to describe.…
Choosing a fork for example probably would not lend…
- 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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