Tanner Leod November 11, 2020 Research Paper
In the third and final years of a first degree, and certainly if you are doing a higher degree, the research paper topics will be much more specific and will involve a progressively higher degree of original research.
As a result you have more freedom to choose sub-topics and fresh, different approaches are welcome. Search for a sub-topic you are interested in and look for a fresh approach. At this level your tutors are not looking for original research but at how you gather and present your evidence.
Choosing a topic is also important. While sometimes the student can choose from a list of suggested topics, he may also be allowed to choose one of his own. Choosing a topic itself requires some research to be aware of the existing knowledge in that subject and to be aware of the gaps that one can fill with research. The topic can also be fluid and change as the research progresses.
Start wide and get narrow: If you start with a topic that is too narrow, you may not be able to find any useful or interesting research. Perhaps you may find some, but you may not find enough. If this is the case, it either because you are not searching correctly or there is just not enough information out there. You can minimize occurrences of the latter by researching broadly initially, and then narrowing your focus as your explore the available research.
Do not be afraid to revise your topic: As you enter the composition phase of your research paper, you may find that your paper starts off one way and ends another. This is an indication that you need to revise your thesis or topic statement. Make sure that your paper follows a continuous line of logic. You should state the course of this line at the beginning and follow it throughout. If by the end of the paper, you deviate from your preview or thesis statement in the introduction, you should revise your introduction to include the turn your paper has taken.
One should always taking proper notes, properly organize ones research paper, make proper citations, avoiding plagiarism, have a thorough length revision, and obtain proper help before submitting ones paper. The assignment of the research paper should be of some necessity, and it is to be noted that the instructions for the research paper should not be somewhat vague.