Writing A Research Paper Can Be Hard Work
May 31st, 2010
Writing Research Papers Are Difficult Without The Right Tips
Mr. Junko was my third-period English teacher in high school in my neighborhood. He was always harping on us because we never understood writing research papers. Usually our topics in research paper would be chosen the night before the research paper was due, and we would all be scrambling in order to get the research paper typed and ready to go for class the next morning. Writing a research paper was the hardest of all papers. Well, when I got to college, it was just more of the same thing, only worse! We didn’t just have 20-page research papers… we had this one big 50-page research paper due for Dr. Delaney Giorgio and almost no one was ready to turn this one in by the deadline. She was going to give us all F’s. But right there in the middle of class, she had an epiphany. She said, “You know what, Composition 101… I am not going to fail you. In fact, I am not going to give you an incomplete. I am going to assign you a 100-page research paper, and you also have the option of doing two separate 50-page research papers. Either way, that is a lot of work so you had better get started early.” Without another word, she crossed her hands behind her back and started pacing the floor.
Well, as you can imagine, dear reader, I was really stressed out to the max! How was I going to write a research paper when I didn’t even know what topic to pick? I thought maybe I might do something on Eudora Welty or Flannery O’Connor (two of my favorite writers), but I just couldn’t bring myself to put pen to paper. And then, in a flash of brilliance, I remembered my third-period English teacher Mr. Junko and his advice for writing an excellent and lengthy research paper or term paper. Here were his five tips that helped me write that research paper for Dr. Giorgio. I even turned it in early! So this is what he told us:
1. When writing research papers you should have a clear focus and appear at the head of each paragraph. You should use the three-point structure to write your research paper in an essay format but with the focus of a formal report.
2. Make sure your writing is clear! If you have a choice between two words, choose the simpler language. This was advice from Winston Churchill.
3. Consider term-papers-writer.com for all your term and research paper needs. They are a great site with tons of tips on how to write a research paper.
4. Finally, Mr. Junko’s last tip was that you should continually edit, revise, and rewrite your writing before you hand in your finished term paper.
I always found Mr. Junko’s writing tips helpful, especially now. I later
made sure that I turned in my 100-pager on time to Dr. Giorgio. I got an A with flying colors. Now as an English teacher I give my students the same tips Mr. Junko gave me.