Research Paper Mind Map
 
 
 
 

Research Paper - Mind Map

3 years ago by: MatchWare
 
 
  • Writing a research paper
    • 1. Guidelines
      • Instructor's guidelines
      • Additional information
    • 2. Choosing a topic
      • Select topic
        • Type of paper
          • Analytical
            • The writer examines available research to become well qualified to analyze, understand and explain aspects of the topic being investigated.
              • The goal is to pose and then answer a research question.
          • Argumentative or persuasive
            • The writer "takes a stand" on an issue and provides evidence and reasons to support the stand.
              • The goal is to write a thesis statement and then support the thesis with evidence and logical reasoning.
    • 3. Determine the focal point or thesis question
      • Determining the scope of paper or limiting the topic
        • Basic framework
    • 4. Approval of Instructor
    • 5. Research
      • Note-taking
        • Using note cards or separate page for each source
          • Documenting sources as you collect research
            • Use a variety of types of sources
              • Online sources
              • Personal interviews
              • Multimedia
              • Periodicals
              • Books
            • Type of documentation required
              • Footnotes
              • Endnotes
              • Direct quotations
            • Acknowledging sources
              • Create bibliography based on instructor's guidelines
    • 6. Outline
      • Introduction with thesis or research question
        • Framework of research
          • In several paragraphs examples with supporting evidence and explanations
            • Discussion
              • Conclusion
    • 7. Actually writing the paper
      • The first draft
        • Revisions
          • Proofreading
            • The final version
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