Posted: July 19th, 2022
Peer-review and and adding more words to a research paper
.* Include at least 3 primary sources.
* Paper should be at least 2500 words (not including references, title page, etc.)
Other points to keep in mind…
- Include page numbers.
- Number your figures and tables, and include a title and reference (i.e. from which of your listed references did you get the information in the table? Make sure the reader could verify the information.)
- Use appropriate style. Beware of being too informal. i.e. no contractions, no first person.
- Set the stage and clearly state the paper’s objective in the introduction. State the questions that you seek to answer, and why the reader should care.
- Organize the paper around a central point (your objective) – and make that point crystal clear to the reader. Prepare figures, tables and calculations FIRST, then write.
- Contains key supporting points (organized around your questions)
- Support your objective with concrete examples and illustrations
- Provide a conclusion that summarizes key points and ties back to central point.
- Include reference list and in-text citations, as discussed above.
- Include a title page – nicely formatted
- Make sure that sub-headings guide your discussion for the reader.