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Research Paper 101Goal:Research papers are similar to essays, however, they allow you to provide your own expertise/theories instead of the usual “show and tell/ this source says, now this source says…” thatacademic essays often become.Skeleton of Your Paper (though this is just a jumping point, you don’t have tofollow this strictly):Background Information/ Introduction-(Catch your audience up to speed. Is context needed? A historical summary?)Thesis Statement/ Research Question-Don’t give a summary of something… Google is already free-What unique information have you compiled/ brought to life? How can you make that into aprecise question?Bad example: A paper giving a history of lobotomiesBetter example: Though now considered an act of barbarism globally, are there still instancestoday where lobotomies are beneficial?Or…Though now considered an act of barbarism globally, in the instances of x, y, z, lobotomies, evenas a last ditch effort, lobotomies may be an effective treatment for x, y, z, when all otherpsychotherapy/ psychosurgery avenues are exhausted.

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Term
Spring
Professor
RainierSpencer
Tags
Thesis or dissertation, Academic publishing, Open access

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