Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the body, part of Writing Research Papers.
- [Instructor] All the pre-writing steps are complete…from merely having an idea…to researching to learn more about your idea…and brainstorming,…dropping and grouping and maybe adding…as you continue to research…to that final outline and the thesis for the entire paper…and topic sentences for each paragraph idea.…Now and only now are you ready to begin drafting.…The difficult pre-writing steps are complete…so you're ready to write the first draft,…ready to present that research you've collected…in that logically organized pattern you've developed.…
Here's our thesis and the outline.…Let's write a portion of the body of the research paper.…The ending and the introduction…are each discussed in their own lessons.…As we look at these sections, note the topic sentences,…the transition, the types of support,…and the difference between major and minor support.…Notice the transition on the other hand…that alerts your reader that you're going to contrast…and for example, minor support for the previous statement.…
Most of the support in this paragraph is common knowledge…
- 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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