Review "Help With Writing Research Papers" ( before you begin brainstorming about topics or writing your paper.
Your final product will be judged on how well you succeed in producing a well though out, clear paper which shows you can interpret and intelligently discuss the issue and how well you can backup your findings with evidence.
Before you write your research paper proposal [See the format below.], read this information.
Then review the Research Paper Assignment to be sure you are gathering the correct number and kind of sources.
Internet sources can be used if they are from credible sites such as the National Institute of Health, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
See a list of Internet resources by discipline ( and do your own searches for other resources.] Tentative List of References: [You should have at least Fifteen (15) separate sources listed in the proper APA format.
If you are interested in the topic you will probably write a better paper.] My thesis: [ The thesis is generally a sentence or two, which comes after the introductory material and states the main point/s in your paper. If your subject is fertility treatments, for example, your thesis might be "The high number of multiple births is forcing society to examine the ethical issues that are caused by fertility drugs and invitro fertilization. Do you think that inserting anecdotal evidence, for example, high profile stories of people who have had multiple births, as in the case above, will help your reader understand your paper? Will you discuss the plusses and minuses of different platforms that perform similar functions? Let me know where you think you are headed.] Intended audience: [Your readers should not be specialists in your field.
] Approach to the subject of my paper: [Try to envision a logical way in which to present your material. Assume that your readers have, in general, your level of education, but are not necessarily majoring in the same subject.
Show me that you know how to find and can analyze data from sources within your discipline.
Your final reference page in the Research Paper should have a minimum of 7 to 10 sources, each of which must be used as a source in your paper.