The Research PaperBelow you will find the answers to the questions that are asked most about the Research Paper. After reading the responses, click on the link that corresponds with your class section for assignments and due dates.
What is a research paper?
- An investigation of a particular subject or issue
- A document that presents and supports a thesis
- A presentation of information, ideas, facts, data, etc. taken from experts, authorities, scholars, etc.
- A formal document which must follow formal rules of style and documentation of sources.
Why write a research paper?
To learn how to analyze a topic in greater depth than relying on your knowledge alone
To conduct independent research on a particular topic
To find out what others have had to say on a particular issue
To learn how to be a discriminate reader of the information you uncover
To organize your information into a compelling and persuasive document
To fulfill a SHS requirement