I Wrote a Research Paper to Solve a Tough Problem
May 23rd, 2010
Research Papers Can Really Help You Make The Right Decision
I can’t stand fake people. I am really so sick of people who are flaky and stupid and really just crazy. My best friend Bertha has always been a little bit of a lame. She is great in one on one situations. When we go out to a bar or for dinner she is fine. Bertha is funny and engaging and really fun to be around. But the minute you mention any kind of social interaction where she is not at the center of attention all bets are off. I have never met someone in my life who was less reliable. Honestly she will swear up and down that she would do something or be somewhere and in the eleventh hour this chick is just no where to be found. I did say that Bertha was my best friend but when I got married two years ago I decided not to have her in my wedding. There was no way I was going to make her my maid of honor and have her decide she didn’t want to do it moments before I went down the isle. In some respects I knew she had always been like that and I really just had to suck it up because it was my fault that I decided to remain friends with her even after all of this time. On my thirtieth birthday Bertha and I were going to fly to Jamaica. It was a big trip for me I had had a tough year and really wanted to get away. The morning we were to leave I got a call from Bertha who said she just didn’t feel like going anymore, when I pushed her further she just hung up on me. That was it. I had to decide if I needed to just write her off and move on or stick out this friendship. I decided to write a research paper on the in order to help me.
1.The best research papers are the ones that you are generally interested in. If you are not passionate about a subject the your audience will not be interested in it as well. Really try and find a topic you have a great desire to learn more about.
2.Make sure you know the correct situation format for your research paper. The following are examples of the two most common citation methods
The APA style research paper format is an in text citation method. There is no need to fool around with footnotes. Please utilize the following example:
Last name, first name. (year published). Title of Book. City published. Publisher
For the in text citation use this method:
(Last name, year, pp. numbers of pages)
The MLA research paper style is not an in text but foot notes. Use the following as guide for your bibliography in the when using the MLA citation method when citing a book:
Last name of author, First name of Author. Title of Book. Place Published: Publisher. Year. Print.
for the foot notes use this method:
(author, pp. #)
3.For research papers you really have to prepare to do some really good research. Really set aside some good quality time to be at the library and read. Read everything you can with time permitting. Putting in time on your paper is really the only way to guarantee a good grade. Note: when doing your research focus on books and journals, stay away from internet sources- they are just not as reliable.
My paper really helped me to understand where Bertha was coming from. The above tips allowed me to write a stellar paper with good research. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save our friendship.