This is part of a series of posts created for the 6th grade history class at the Morristown-Beard School.
There are a lot of things to think about when starting a research paper. Here are some resources to help you out.
Your teacher will do exercises with you to help you pick out a topic. Once you’ve decided what you want to research, you can look at a couple of websites to help you plan your paper.
Purdue University has an online writing lab called OWL. This page lays out the steps of writing a research paper.
An important part of writing a research paper is acknowledging the ideas of others. When you use someone else’s information, even if you paraphrase it, you should cite it. This guide from Capital Community College in Hartford, CT, explains more about what is considered good paraphrasing and what is plagiarism.
If you still want to learn more about how to write a research paper, you can take a look at this video made by the University of South Florida Libraries: