The High School Student's Guide to Research Papers: 101 Ways to Make Your Work Stand Out
The High School Student's Guide to Research Papers: 101 Ways to Make Your Work Stand Out

The High School Student's Guide to Research Papers: 101 Ways to Make Your Work Stand Out

by Jessica E. Piper

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ISBN-13: 9781620231876
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 06/28/2017
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors 9

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 What is a Research Paper? 17

Thinking About Research 20

Identifying cause and effect 21

Analyzing a work 22

Solving a problem 23

As You Begin 24

Asking for help 24

The research process 27

Chapter 2 Planning Your Paper 31

Choosing Your Topic 32

Narrowing a broad topic 33

Broadening a narrow topic 33

Organizing Your Research 34

Taking good notes 34

The Thesis Statement 37

Thesis statement formulas 38

Example thesis statements 39

Preparing Your Ideas 42

Brainstorming 42

Chapter 3 Conducting Research 49

What Counts as a Source? 50

Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources 52

Evaluating sources 53

Bias 56

Go to the Library 58

Books, books, books! 60

Internet Research 62

You can't believe everything you read on the internet 62

Concluding Your Research 66

Chapter 4 Avoiding Plagiarism 67

What is Plagiarism? 68

Obvious plagiarism 69

Paraphrasing and summarizing 70

Consequences of plagiarism 72

Citing Your Sources 73

Citation styles 74

Quoting and misquoting 77

Check yourself 79

Chapter 5 Introductions 81

An Introduction's Purpose 84

The inverted pyramid 86

The book 86

Completing your introduction 94

Chapter 6 The Body 97

Supporting Your Thesis 97

Backing up your claims 98

Structuring Your Paper 99

How should you organize your ideas? 100

Paragraphing 102

Writing Style 106

Research paper style 106

Types of sentences 108

Incorporating quotes 115

(Maybe) not just words 119

Keep in mind 121

Chapter 7 The Conclusion 123

Ideas in Your Conclusion 123

Restating your thesis 124

Going over key points 126

Making it Memorable 127

Loose ends vs. big ideas 128

Conclusion techniques 128

Chapter 8 Editing and Revising 133

Editing vs. Revising 136

Questions to ask while you are revising 137

Editing techniques 139

Chapter 9 Common Writing Mistakes 145

Things to Watch Out For 145

Homophones 146

Grammar tips and tricks 151

The Power of Less 160

The word count issue 161

Writing concisely 162

Chapter 10 The Finishing Touches 167

The Title 167

Formatting Your Paper 170

Why formatting matters 171

How to format 172

Afterwards 173

Don't stop learning 174

Conclusion 177

Author's Note 181

Glossary 183

Bibliography 189

Index 191

About the Author 193

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