Okay, so writing a research paper, in summary, might not be top of your list of favorite things to do. However, every college student has to do this from time to time and as with everything else there is an established way of doing it. Trying to mess with tradition will only make life difficult for you, so you might as well take the time to figure properly out how to do it and get it right first time around.
Here are my 5 suggestions as to how to write a research paper in summary:
Your aim is to capture the imagination of the audience that will be reading your summary. Remember, you are summarizing an established research paper or argument to make it more accessible. In order to do this, you are going to need to take the relevant points while still maintaining the integrity of the piece and then present it in such a way as to blow everyone’s socks off.
Even though your primary goal is, to summarize, the research paper that you have chosen, you will still need to check it against other sources and cite them. The key here is to check and test the authenticity of the original paper without relying too heavily on third-parties.
As with any essay or assignment, how you choose to lay your work out is critical. It needs to be highly polished and professional. Most of all, it has to do accurately what it sets out to do on the packet: namely summarize a particular research paper. As always, you will need an introduction. This should then be followed by a summary and a critique.
This is a summary. It is not war and peace. Your work should always be double-spaced. The accepted benchmark is that this particular kind of work should fall somewhere between two and four pages in length. You are not going to be able to summarize accurately a research paper in any less than that. Any more than that starts to drift completely away from the scope of the work.
Yes, you are summarizing someone else’s research paper. I can guarantee you that you won’t be the first student, or the last to choose this particular piece. Originality is the key here if you are to stand out and secure the kind of grade that you deserve.
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