Writing a Research Paper
You will agree that writing a research paper is not one of the easiest academic assignments, hence, the need to have a checklist on important aspects of writing a research paper assignment, before you write a research paper. The checklist for your research paper could reflect the following:
• Is it relevant, interesting, and feasible?
• Is it testable, specific, clear, complete or is it a question?
• Does it capture the essence of the entire research project?
• Is the introductory statement captivating, does the introduction give the overview of what of the research project?
• Have you given logical explanations on the choice of methods you chose? Were the methods used the most suitable or you would have used others to write a research paper more effectively?
• Have you presented the results only or the chapter has some aspects of interpretation?
• Have you followed the recommended structure to write the paper?
• Have you used the recommended format from the title page, the body, in-text citation and the bibliography? Are the page numbers and running heads rightly positioned?
Proofreading and editing
• Are your paragraphs flowing logically from one to another?
• Have you checked for confusing or irrelevant words?
• Have you checked for ambiguity?
• Have you met the required length?
• Do you have relevant sources?
• Are your sources enough?
These are important factors that you should consider when called upon to write a research paper. sometimes, students spend so much time writing their research papers that they become immune to their errors, although they are stated in the checklist. In this regard, it is advisable that you engage a second or third party to go through the checklist, and to proofread and edit your work. They will easily identify the mistakes you make unconsciously as you write a research paper.