Writing a Research Paper – Body Paragraphs

Writing a Research Paper – Body Paragraphs

Body Paragraphs
You’ve got your topic, you’ve got your research, and you’ve got a working thesis. Now how do you put it all together? If you learn the basic building block of the body paragraphs of research papers, your job will be a lot easier. Your introduction and conclusion will probably be structured a little differently, and not every paragraph will follow this format, but it’s a good place to start. This method also helps you get the right balance of your own words and research in the paper, which should be about half and half. The “Research Sandwich” As a general rule, each body paragraph will comprise one or more building blocks we’ll call “research sandwiches.” This is the formula: Your own words (topic sentence with your opinion) Research (direct quote…
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