HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER
This is a guide on how to write a research paper and have fun while you are doing it.
- Choose a branch of science that interest you.
This may be physics, chemistry, biology, earth, zoology, botany, or physical.
- Select a topic:
Example: If you are interested in electrical gadgets you may want to research "Electricity". This will lead you to Benjamin Franklin or other inventors who experimented with electricity. Use your textbook as your first reference to find background information about your topic.
- Select three references: . You may use library
Internet, encyclopedia, or magazines.
- Rough draft: It's time to write! Take the information that you found from your three references and begin writing your paper (use a pencil). After you have completed your rough draft, now it's time to transfer your information to ClarisWorks word processor.
- Bibliography: A bibliography is a list of books, articles, internet sources that you used to find information on your topic.
- Sample Bibliography:
If you have questions or need any help, please contact your classroom teacher or Ms. Dugar.
- Book: Luckett, Amy. My Personal Journal. Houston: Dugar Publishing Co., 1998.
- Magazine: Washington, Anthony. "Fishing Is Fun." Bronco Mazagine, 10 July, 1998, pp. 14-17.
- Internet: State the name of the article and the website. (http://www.)
- Encyclopedia: "Luckett, Damon," Encyclopedia Britannica, 10th ed.