Hi 210: Ancient Greece

Guidelines for Research Papers


Research Papers: How and Why?

  • There are three steps in the preparation of a research paper. (1) To begin, you identify a topic. (2) Then you locate and master information -- "facts" -- about your topic, interpeting the factsthrough logic and imagination. (3) Finally, you share your discoveries in oral presentations and written papers.

    Writing an undergraduate research paper is a valuable exercise. Students in the past have commented that their writing skills were improved by preparing research papers. This is particularly useful if, for example, you become an attorney and need to argue a case or if you enter the business world and have to advocate a particular course of action for your enterprise.

  • Some things to remember.
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    Some Characteristics of an Outstanding Research Paper:

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