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How you can write a research paper for academic purpose

When you think you want to write papers, stop and think about doing some research first. This is what I do when I write my research paper. To write research papers, you will need to read extensively on your topic of choice. Make sure to pick a topic that is not too broad, as a highly specific paper will significantly increase the quality of your paper.

When I write my research paper, I will utilize the Internet to look at articles on various search engines specified for scholarly journals if I am working on a paper on a medical topic, or just any topic. Scholarly journal articles are more credible than Wikipedia, which is generally frowned upon as a reliable source. Online databases can show you free scholarly journal articles and act as search engines for reliable sources that you can use to find the information and analysis that you need for your paper. Make sure to look up articles that include a variety of points of view, as you are looking to write a balanced research paper. Even if you intend to write papers that support a particular point of view, make sure that you refute any arguments that oppose yours in an intelligent manner by referring to the scholars who have made these arguments.

Once you have found a good number of sources, learn how to cite them. Depending on what you’re working with and what subjects you are involved with, think about whether you want to use MLA, APA, Harvard or some other form of citations to give credit to your sources. As you write down the research papers, mention these sources throughout. If you do not do so and continue to write down the research papers, this would be an act of plagiarism and your paper would be discredited. Most importantly, find something that you are interested in writing about. Nothing is worse than a boring paper.