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This guide will assist you on your research assignment. Visit www.evc.edu/library to get started with your research. The tabs above will guide you to various resources.
Your assignment is to write a research paper on a topic of your choosing. Select a topic that is of great interest to you, perhaps a current or controversial issue.
Keep in mind that a research paper is similar to writing a regular essay. In the research paper, you will be required to present in writing:
- An introduction with a strong thesis (a brief summary of your topic may be essential so that your reader will have an understanding of your chosen topic)
- A body paragraph(s) that demonstrate a topic with supporting details and analysis of that topic
- A conclusion with final thoughts
The main difference between a research paper and a regular essay is that students are required to gather their own resources.
Conduct research on your own on one issue by describing and arguing or describing and showing its causes/effects. In addition, analyze and critique your topic, and offer possible solutions to end the issue/problem.
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