Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Supporting depth, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] As you organize our research…into categories and compose topic sentences…for each main idea, think about the support to include…to fully explain each topic sentence…and ultimately the thesis.…Let's examine five different types of support…you can use to give depth to your main ideas.…First, support may be specific examples.…Examples give tangible information that readers can imagine.…For example, if you're showing the advantages…of homeschooling, giving an example…of a successful business person who was homeschooled…would help emphasize your point.…
If you're showing that a balanced diet…and exercise can result in a healthier body and mind…you could provide an example of someone…who lost 50 pounds and was able to stop…taking blood pressure medications…after changing his eating pattern…and starting an exercise routine.…Additionally, facts provide concrete supporting evidence.…Facts are objective, proven.…Facts, for example, include statistics,…results of experiments and the result…of an unbiased observation.…
- 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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