Published by Caryvilla Nueva at Thursday, February 22nd 2018 12:32:17 PM under Research Paper
A research paper can be an argumentative one or an analytical one. An argumentative paper takes a particular proposition - for example, is a high rate of tax good? - And sets out in detail the pros and cons of the proposition. The author may arrive at a conclusion or leave it open after setting out both sides of the case in detail. An analytical paper evaluates all the sources of information, considers existing propositions or interpretations on the subject and offers the authors own interpretation.
The student must also be clear as to whom the research is targeted. Is it only intended to be read by the instructor or should it address the larger academic crowd? The paper must add to the existing body of knowledge in the topic of research. At the outset itself, it may be helpful to have an outline draft of the research paper so that there will not be too much deviation from the topic. This can also help to give a direction to the research. The draft can be revised any number of times as the research progresses.
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