Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the summary, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] As its name indicates, this ending,…this summary, this conclusion, is one of the last parts…of the research paper to be written and, of course,…appears at the end.…This ending should be a logical completion…of the main points in the paper…and leave the reader with a final thought.…The ending, just like the introduction,…can take different forms depending on the topic…and the purpose.…Even though you do have choices for the ending,…as I told you in the beginning, or I am now going…to end my paper, are not among those choices.…
And although not necessarily incorrect,…try to avoid the much overused in summary…and in conclusion.…Also some instructors may assign a certain type of ending,…so be certain to follow those requirements.…If no specific requirements are given, then here are…some choices to consider.…Your goal, of course, should be to end with a final point…that flows from or recaps the essay's main ideas or points.…Don't just summarize.…You do want your reader to understand how your entire…research paper supports a thesis, but you also…
- 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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