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how to write a research paper

Postby atabarez01 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:55 pm

I was wondering how do i write a research paper i totally forgot

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Re: how to write a research paper

Postby amyc » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:29 pm

Hi - You can find information about writing a research paper in the Science Buddies Project Guide. Our Research Paper page contains a sample and a checklist, too. You can reach it here:

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Re: how to write a research paper

Postby robertpak » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:37 pm

If writing a research paper, make sure to cite everything that is taken from an outside source. If you are unsure about information that you got from an external source, cite it. For easy citing just go to and use MLA.

Just remember, a research paper is just like any other essay you've written so far. The only differences are the rigor of source citations and the formal tone. Other than that, it should flow coherently like a normal paper. Just trust your previous writing experience, and you'll do fine!

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Re: how to write a research paper

Postby KrishnaPatel » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:08 pm

Also, if in your section about the research that has already been done you use quotes from other research papers, you must cite the author(s) right after the quote.
For example:
"riugheigjnfdjcoaekfcmdiofonfif" (Author's last name page number) <----so that could be (Verne 34) or (Rowling and Verne 78) or (Rowling, Doyle, and Verne 67)
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