Research is an intimidating word. Writing a research paper is an important milestone in the career of any student or professional. It is a piece of academic document that is based on the author’s original research that can be based on a particular topic. It contains the author’s analysis, research methodology and interpretation of outcomes of research in a clear way.
You can find millions of articles online about structuring your research paper. In this article, we assume that you already know the basic structure of writing a paper. Maintaining accuracy and quality is vital for any research paper. Here we are sharing a few tips with you that will help you enhance and maintain the quality.
Where to write?
Formatting a research paper is not an easy task. Yes, in theory, it is the easiest task. But once you start writing, you will edit your paper multiple times, which in the end adds complexity in formatting and will waste your valuable time. Thus it is important to choose where you want to write your paper?
MS Word is the most common form of writing base, but many writing software are available. Pick one and start writing it will format everything for you. Latex is one of the most famous editing software in the market.
Heading are important!
Headings are the face of your paper. Reader sees them first, before reading the actual content. Writing impressive heading will impress the reader. But this is the trickiest part. In this article, we are giving tips to write an impactful heading for your research paper.
If your heading starts with the question, then make sure that other heading from the same level also start with questions, i.e., How, What, where, etc.
Use self-explanatory phrase headings. Make them purpose-specific.
Don’t make “lone” headings. Making heading that exists by itself without any other similar type of heading in the same section, ruins the whole impact of paper. Use a similar type of headings in the same section. i.e., if headings start with a question in section one, then all heading in the same section should be based on questions.
Write a Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is a list of resources with citations related to a particular topic or arranged thematically that include a brief descriptive or evaluative summary. The annotated bibliography can be arranged chronologically by date of publication or alphabetically by author, with citations to print and/or digital materials, such as, books, newspaper articles, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, pamphlets, web sites, etc., multimedia sources like films and audio recordings, or documents and materials preserved in archival collections.