About Academic Papers
Academic papers promote critical thinking. You must do one or more of the following:
- Interpret - What does the information mean?
- Evaluate - Does this source contain relevant information? Is it reliable?
- Analyse - What do the data show?
- Define - What is the issue? What do I have to say about it? How should I say it?
- Compare - What are the other perspectives and interpretations?
- Propose a problem - What doesn't work? What are the solutions?
- Discuss - Why am I making this argument? Where might this discussion go?
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5 Elements of a Good Research Paper
2) Research Strategy (Find and Evaluate Sources)
3) Point of View
- Balance, accuracy and fairness
- Your point of view is clear and objective
- Differing points of view are acknowledged
Adapted from Basic College Research, by Patricia Berge and Carol Lee Saffioti.
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