Before writing your research paper, it is important to build some good research skills so that you can produce a successful research paper. An important step to practice your research skills is to read books and then write an analysis report of each book. In an analysis report, you should explain the methodology of the author and the basic message he wants to convey through the book. You can write articles for the newspaper as it also requires in-depth research. In this post, I’ve come up with some best practice tools to write a perfect research paper.
Almost every student uses internet for research purpose, you should learn how to effectively do research and get the most out of it. Visit your college library and ask your librarian about searching for journals and online card catalogs.
Interviews and Surveys
An important part of research is interaction with others, so it is important to practice your communication skills. If your teacher gives you a writing assignment and you have enough time to complete it, consider gathering interviews and surveys. Keep in mind before taking any interview or survey, carefully research the topic to get complete command over the topic.
Citations and Formatting
Every research paper must be properly cited; as this lets readers know the resources from where you found the information. If you are doing a paper in any Arts subject, you would follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) format. If the paper is in the science subject, it is advisable to use the American Psychological Association (APL) format for citation. In addition, your college library has books on how to properly format the research papers by using the standard format. Moreover, you can also find information on the internet as well.