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How to Write a College Paper Dr. Clifton Sherrill Spring 2007
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How to Write a Paper Read and follow instructions Type of paper Length of paper Citation system Format Timeline (due date) Special instructions
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How to Write a Paper Recognize there are different types of paper Determine what type of paper you are writing Research paper Discussion paper Policy paper (advocacy) Opinion paper Literature review Book review Others
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How to Write a Paper Narrow and specify your topic Be clear in your own mind as to subject (topic) and intent (purpose) of your paper Begin by drafting a precise research question or set of questions (thesis statement) that fit within the instructions Imagine you are to write a paper about “an aspect of terrorism” and you are limited to 10 pages. You should not choose to write about the history of Al- Qaeda. You must find something narrower.
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How to Write a Paper Once you have your research question, consider drafting a research plan How you will attempt to answer the question What resources you want to consult Where you will find these resources In what order you will consult resources How you will collect and organize data (establishing some procedure for note taking for ease of reference when writing)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PLS 1-275 taught by Professor Sherrill during the Fall '07 term at Miss. College.

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