Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Dropping and grouping, part of Writing Research Papers.
- [Narrator] You have decided that your research paper…will be about the importance of sleep, exercise,…and nutrition for good health…and you've collected secondary research…from books and magazines, newspapers,…maybe a recent television newscast,…from a variety of websites, and primary research,…from a local doctor and a couple friends,…one who has a sleep disorder and one…who has recently lost 20 pounds.…As you analyze your research you begin to make notes,…either as a brainstorming list or a mapping diagram.…
This example is a brainstorming list.…What are some of the key ideas?…Let's look at this list.…70 million people have sleep problems,…early weight loss pills included arsenic,…fast food chains are making changes,…working the night shift impacts…the natural circadian rhythm, food pyramid,…diet ads, gym membership, and hidden calories.…Even thought the articles, books, and interviews…contain more information than the points listed…let's analyze what is going on in our starting list.…
Sleep, exercise, and nutrition…
- 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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