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Writing a research paper recap: From thesis statements to citations to conclusion

As we have seen in our series on writing a research paper, it’s important to allow yourself enough time to complete your assignment. The entire process begins with choosing your topic and includes research, creating thesis statements, writing, inserting citations, revising, formatting and writing your conclusion. Let’s review the highlights of the research paper writing […]


Writing a research paper pt 2: How to take notes that build on your thesis statements

Writing a research paper takes time and planning. Now you’ve narrowed yourself to a single topic and you can formulate one or more thesis statements. Then you’ll decide on one central statement for your paper. Your research will continue for at least another week as you learn how to take notes and gather your sources […]


Writing help: Planning a research paper

The odds are pretty slim that you will make it through four years of college without having to write a research paper. But don’t be frightened by the prospect. Planning a research paper doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, we often make it more difficult than it needs to be. Questia, the Internet’s top […]


Topic ideas for art related research papers

Whether you are an art major or filling a requirement, there is a high probability that writing a research paper on art and artists is in your future as a college student. The art world offers a range of ideas that you can gear towards your interests or a specific class, whether that means focusing […]


Research paper topics related to areas of law and legal issues

If you’re aiming at a career in law, you already know that it is divided into two main areas: civil law and criminal law. Research paper topics within these two areas include common law, advertising law and consumer protection. Looking to current events could inspire you to explore elections and election laws as possible research […]


8 tips on how to compose a college research paper

College students dread the research paper. But in actuality, writing a research paper is not so difficult or time consuming if you know what you’re doing. Following a step-by-step plan or outline will make your task seem less like a chaotic jumble. So here are some tips on how to compose a research paper.


Your 7-step research paper checklist so you meet the grading criteria

Based on personal experience, I can matter-of-factly tell you that research paper grading criteria can vary among college professors. So how do you figure out if your paper will meet the criteria your professor is looking for? Different topics will be more important to different professors, so you’d be wise to initially review the research […]


How to write an essay: Stretch a three paragraph idea into a five page gem

Does the idea of writing an essay fill you with dread? You’re not alone. But learning how to write an essay is easy once you get used to the essay structure. Unlike a research paper where you are using the viewpoint of other researchers, in an essay you’re going to frame your own point of […]


Tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness

I’m an instructor at the Rutgers Business School and I teach courses on Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Viral Video Marketing. Let me share some tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness – just to pick one topic out of more than 40 topics related to advertising that you might tackle.


Legal issues: Topic ideas for your research paper

When you study law there are plenty of legal issues to consider when choosing research topic ideas for your term paper. You will want to start with a broad category like civil or criminal law. From there, fine tune it so that you eventually get down to a specific research paper topic like tort reform […]