Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video General formatting, part of Writing Research Papers.
- [Instructor] As with all aspects of research papers…from how to brainstorm, to which documentation style to use,…to which introductory and ending methods to use,…formatting variations exist.…The writer always needs to clarify…with the person who gave the assignment…what is acceptable and expected.…Here, we'll discuss the more…basic general formatting information…and decisions that you will need to make.…Let's start with the paper.…Generally, 8 1/2 by 11 inch white paper is preferred,…but you'll need to decide what paper quality you use.…
The higher the rag content,…the heavier and the more expensive the paper.…Or maybe you want to use environmentally friendly paper,…plain white paper or an off-white shade.…print on only one side or both sides.…Just remember that the reader's first impression…may be formed by these paper decisions.…What font should you use?…Believe it or not the font you choose…for your paper can affect your reader's impression,…and your final grade.…The font you select should be easy to read,…
- 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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