A research paper should be informative, meet its purpose and goal. Order of presentation of the research paper is also very vital. Apart from knowledge, one has to believe in his or her capabilities too in order to write an excellent research paper.
Timing: Timing is very vital. Make sure you give yourself enough time to do your research. Allocate time for research, outline, writing and draft.
Choose a topic to write on: Choose a topic that you’re okay with. If allowed to choose a topic, choose something you’re interested in. If the topic is specified, don’t freak out. Discuss with your instructor and fellow students about it. Through the discussion, you get ideas to write about. Understand your topic very well before you write about it. Look for ways to express your ideas in a unique way or bring up new points about your topic.
Do your research: Use all materials available for your research i.e. books, eBooks, encyclopedia, journals, periodicals, online and offline articles. Search for information on your topic written by experts in that field. At least, use five research materials to be well equipped with right information.
Organize your information: Organize all your information in an orderly manner. Read through your work noting keywords and important information. Note too, where to use the important information when you begin writing. This makes things simpler for you because when you begin writing, ideas will flow easily.
Outline: An outline helps in flow of your work. When writing an outline,consider your topic,its importance,purpose and organization that best suits your purpose.
Introduction: Here write your thesis based on your research work,no guess work. Table your supporting statements here as well as your hypothesis description.
Body: Use your outline to guide you in writing the body of your research work. The body contains the back up of your thesis. When writing, use the standard format for research paper.
Conclusion: The closing remarks summarize your entire research. It should be brief. Here,state the benefits of your researchbring in questions arising or possible born ideas. View your work from the reader’s perspective.If further research is needed on your topic,it should be stated here too. If you don’t seem to get the right conclusion, you can read through your work again,asking yourself questions arising from your research and possible answers. From that, you will be able to come up with a concrete conclusion. Remember, conclusion is as much important as the introduction.
Revise your final draft: Check your flow, paragraphs and sentences and correct any mistakes. May it be punctuation, grammar, flow of ideas or conclusion, make sure everything is correct before submission.