Research Paper

preparing to write research paper

preparing to write research paper

Research Paper Writing is easy using the

The teacher specifies the topic to be researched, but does not pose the assignment in the form of a question. This means rather than answering a question for an argumentative essay, the blue (first) sentence would make a broad general statement instead. After that,  a research paper essentially follows the same format as an essay. The student constructs a rainbow paragraph. List the major results of the research  supporting the initial broad statement, beginning with the most important in a green sentence.

Should there be a red sentence in the first paragraph of a research paper? I’d say, “Yes.”  While the student may not be arguing one side of an issue in a research paper, he has given a summation of his research in his initial blue sentence. The bulk of the research has led to the conclusion that, “blah, blah, blah.” This suggests that there may be some evidence that might suggest coming to a different conclusion. This should be mentioned in a red sentence in the first paragraph, and elaborated upon later on in a red paragraph. Note that in a research paper, the red sentence does NOT have to contradict the main point stated in the initial blue sentence.

All these references to Blue, Green and Red sentences, as well as the rainbowparagraph, will make sense when you download The ColorCode Essay Writing System Owner’s Manual.

One other important difference between research papers and essays is this:  The statements made in an essay usually are a matter of opinion. The points made in a research paper usually are facts and must be documented in footnotes. There are several formats used for writing footnotes. Be sure to ask the teacher to explain exactly which format he prefers for footnotes. Preferably, he will hand out printed examples of properly formatted footnotes.

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