Writing a Research Paper Worksheets To Print:
Review the Steps - Put
them in the correct order. Why is it important to do things in the correct order when writing your paper?
What Is Your Thesis? - You state the stand or claim your paper is making in your thesis
sentence. Following the thesis sentence, the body of your paper makes your
points, one by one. The conclusion of your paper should restate your thesis, and
reiterate why the reader should think, do, or believe your paper's thesis.
Types of Sources - Using various different types of sources increases the possibility that
your research paper will consider multiple perspectives. Considering
more perspectives as you do your research will strengthen your
Your Sources - List three sources you used to research your question/topic.
Brainstorm Your Topic - A good way to get ideas down onto paper is to brainstorm.
Brainstorming means jotting down any ideas that come into your
mind during a set period of time. You can set an alarm on your
phone for five or ten minutes to time your brainstorming session.
Using Direct Quotations
- Review your source material. Do you see anything that
will add to your paper if you quote it directly?
- The key features that any outline should include.
- Teachers love this one because it helps students validate why they chose a topic.
Ready to Submit? - Use the checklist below to make sure that you have done everything
you need to do before submitting your research paper.
Citing Your Sources
- Use the templates below to collect the information that you will need for your
Magazines - Citing a Magazine Article from an Online Database.
The Annotated Bibliography
- An annotated bibliography is a list of sources cited in your research paper along
with a brief (usually about 150 words) annotation. The annotation describes and
evaluates the information provided by the source. It tells your reader how the
source is relevant to your research, as well as how accurate and reliable you
believe the source to be (or not).