How to write a research paper?

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How to write a research paper?

Postby kat94 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:24 pm

Hi I need some help with my science fair progect, URGENTLY!
I have done my experiment and I've gathered my results, but I have less than two weeks to write a research paper, and I just don't know how!
If someone could please help me by guiding me on how to write the research paper and what it should include, I would be so grateful!!! Please, Help!!!
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Re: How to write a research paper?

Postby ChrisG » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:19 pm

Hi kat94,
We have detailed instructions about how to write a research paper
http://www.sciencebuddies.com/science-f ... aper.shtml
and a final report
http://www.sciencebuddies.com/science-f ... port.shtml
Please take a look at those and then let us know what questions you have.
Looking forward to hearing more about your project.
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Re: How to write a research paper?

Postby kat94 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:24 pm

Hi again,
Thank you, this information was very helpful! :D
I was just wondering one thing, is the abstract a required part of the research paper, or does it depend on the teacher?

And, should the research paper also describe my own personal experiment and all the procedures that went along with it, or just the background information?

Thanks so much!
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Re: How to write a research paper?

Postby ChrisG » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:21 pm

I'm glad the information was helpful.
I would recommend that you ask these questions to your teacher. The term "research paper" can have different meanings depending on the context, and specific requirements and expectations can vary from one teacher to the next. Once you know exactly what is expected, then you can use the advice in the relevant sections of those web pages.
Good luck!
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Re: How to write a research paper?

Postby kat94 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:09 pm

Thank you very much!
I did ask my teacher and got the answers clarified!
Thanks again!! :D
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Re: How to write a research paper?

Postby scienceguy3 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:41 am

Just don't get caught up in the tricks of the word processor when you are writing your science paper. Focus on what you are writing first, not how it looks. Once you are done writing, then focus on how it looks. Too often people get caught up in the formatting that they lose focus on the content.
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