Basic information about the research paper & Choosing a topic. 9810004M Lydia 9810008M Leslie. Outline. 1. Reasons for the research paper 2. Definition of the research paper 3. Format of the research paper
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Basic information about the research paper&Choosing a topic
Definition of the research paper:
1.seek out information
2.take a stand on it
3.back it up with the opinions,
ideas, and views of others.
1.Chicago Manual of style (CMS): it created by a board of editors.
2. Modern Language Association(MLA): a society of language scholars.
3. American Psychological Association (APA): a society of scientific scholors
1.Modern Language Association(MLA): a society of language scholars.
Ex:Brashear, William. The Living Will. The Hague: Mouton,1969.
( name of author + title of book or work underlined+ city of publication+ publisher+ year of publication)
2.American Psychological Association (APA): a society of
Ex:Jones, E.(1931). On the nightmare. London:Hogarth
( the name of author +year + title of book italic+ city of publication + publisher)
1.Summarizing and reporting the finding
on the particular subject .
2. No judgments and evaluations.
Ex: How the Beatles got started as a rock group.
1. It takes a definite stand on an issue.
2. It’s a point of view which you are going to
against or defend.
Ex: The Beatles’ lyrics gave hope to a disenchanted youth during the 1960s and 1970s.
1.The process of writing is rarely smooth,
and seldom predicable
2. It takes at least three drafts before submitting your research paper.
Start working on the paper as soon as it is assigned, and once you get started, make the schedule (7distinct steps from books) and stick on it.
For example: Electronic Theses and Dissertations system
----all indicate a topic that is too big.
For example: Walking is good aerobic exercise.
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