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How to Write an Awesome:

How to Write an Awesome Research Report By: Kelly Maxwell EDU 290 9:30 T/TR

Finding an Interest:

Finding an Interest There are many topics to research It will be easier to spend time researching if you are interested in the subject. Search news websites to find current events or historical websites to research older topics. Collin Knopp-Schwyn , “Serene computer lab at sewardmontessori school” , September 21, 2007 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Having an Opinion:

Having an Opinion Many topics might be too broad Limit your research by finding an article or argument you have a position on. Check out books, surf the web, and become an expert. Christopher John, “20091204_Hermitage_library_002”, December 4, 2009 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Position Statement:

Position Statement Ask yourself what your opinion is and how you will be addressing that throughout the paper. Position or thesis should outline your paper and summarize your beliefs. Prepare an outline to help narrow down your position statement if you need to. Perhapstoopink , “Working on thesis old skool ” April 8, 2007 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Supporting Evidence :

Supporting Evidence An opinion is not fact It is important to make your work credible by researching supporting evidence that can back-up what you believe. Will Davies, “We have contact”, April 20, 2010 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

!IMPORTANT! :

!IMPORTANT! Write down the URLs of the websites you visit, the books you read, and the articles you find information from. You will need this later when doing your works cited page.

Problem and Solution:

Problem and Solution Identify a main problem or the main idea of your research. State your opinion or how you think you could fix the problem. Kevin Krejci , “’Solution’ worse than ‘problem’”, May 31, 2008 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Compare and Contrast:

Compare and Contrast Identifying the “other side” or the opposition will strengthen your paper. Recognizing that there is more than one opinion will give your own opinion more credibility. USACE Public Affairs, “Galveston district commander meets with labor representatives”. January 12, 2011 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Opposing Argument:

Opposing Argument Identifying the opposition is helpful. However, researching in depth will give you more knowledge about the subject. You will be able to defend your argument better. Francis Carnaúba , “ Argumentar ”, July 2, 2009 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Add Colorful Language:

Add Colorful Language After the basic structure is in place, make your report more interesting to read. Find synonyms, add sentence variety, and use other literary devices. Brett Jordan, “Ironic”, September 24, 2009 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution. GedCarrol , “ Pow ”, February 26, 2011 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Revise:

Revise Have a classmate, teacher, or parent read over your essay to help point out corrections. Read your report out loud and listen to the flow of your paper. Carefully check for grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Travis Rigel Lukas Hornung , “Dsc008811” May 11, 2006 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Switch with a Classmate:

Switch with a Classmate Find someone in your class that is just about finished with his/her paper as well. Read the paper and see what approach he/she took when doing the assignment. Sometimes students may take a different approach that might help strengthen your paper Travis Rigel Lukas Hornung , “DSC00552”, May 12, 2006 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Second Draft:

Second Draft Use your resources to come up with a polished version Take into account your peer’s comments. Read out loud to find mistakes that might sound funny once read aloud. Cristiano Betta , “Paper Prototyping”, August 27, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution

Read the Rubric:

Read the Rubric Go over the rubric or assignment sheet. Look for details the teacher wanted you to include. Make sure you covered all areas of the assignment. Grade yourself. Kristen L, “Rubric_Healthlns_d3_sheet1”, October 17, 2010 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

Works Cited:

Works Cited Using the cites you wrote down while working, create a works cited page. Use a citation site such as EasyBib or NoodleBib to create you citations in the correct format. Cristiano Betta , “Paper Prototyping”, August 27, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution

Save and Print:

Save and Print Save your project as something that identifies the topic. Polish your paper with a proper header, title, and works cited page. Print your paper and turn it in…ON TIME! Chris Gladis , “The new printer”, April 17, 2008 via Flickr , Creative Commons Attribution.

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