Monthly Archives: October 2013

Forming a Focus for Your Research Paper

The focus of your paper is how you will go about tackling it. For example, will your paper be argumentative in nature or will it simply present research and statistics surrounding a specific topic? These are what you need to … Continue reading


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Developing a Process for Research Papers

To get to your final paper, you will need to use a process to get the job done. Your process is important because it will dictate how long it takes you to complete your paper. It also determines the route … Continue reading


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Decrease “To Be” Verb Usage for Better Writing

“To be” verbs are often the go to choice for those who are new to the academic writing arena. These verbs are commonly used to communicate action, but they are often seen as lazy and a way to shorten what … Continue reading


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Crafting an Effective Title for Your Paper

The title of your research paper must be precise and tell your readers exactly what they are reading. It should be short, concise, and descriptive. If you have a great title, it will just make the paper writing process go … Continue reading


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Choosing Your Research Paper Audience

When you are writing a research paper, you are going to be writing to a specific audience. For example, you need to determine if you are writing to an expert in the field or a layman. This will help when … Continue reading


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Avoiding Clichés in Formal Writing

Clichés are very common in the English language and for casual conversation they are perfectly fine. However, when it comes to formal writing, you must avoid these at all costs. They are not professional and they can distract from the … Continue reading


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How to Properly Format Your Bibliography

Probably the most tedious part of writing a paper is preparing the bibliography. In order to ease the pain, even if only slightly, the easiest way to get started on your bibliography is to start it before you even start … Continue reading


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